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Windows 7: 1TB data HDD for desktop, to replace 500GB HDD ... FAT32 or NTFS ?

29 Jun 2017   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
1TB data HDD for desktop, to replace 500GB HDD ... FAT32 or NTFS ?

Current data HDD D:\ ... 500GB is dying

I have a new 1TB HDD to replace the dying 500GB HDD

Just spent several hours reading about GPT, MBR, NTFS ... and am now totally confused
- too much information

This image of Disk Management is a little confusing (to me)
- I have never seen C:\ outside of partition #0

Disk 0: D:\ drive | data drive (currently 500GB) HDD
Disk 1: C:\ drive | OS drive ... 125GB SSD

1TB data HDD for desktop, to replace 500GB HDD ... FAT32 or NTFS ?-disk-management.png

The old HDD is NTFS.
Q1: Should I stay with NTFS ?
Q2: What sector size should I format?

Thank you in advance :)

Win7 HP x64

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29 Jun 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Yes, stay with NTFS. Just use the default sector size.
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29 Jun 2017   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thanks Jeannie :)
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 1TB data HDD for desktop, to replace 500GB HDD ... FAT32 or NTFS ?

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