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Old Jun 06, 2002, 07:13 PM
StandardBMX StandardBMX is offline
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Default Installing a hard drive, NTFS or FAT32

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Well my existing hard drive gave me an error (but still works) so Dell sent me another hard drive to replace it. I plan on using both hard drives on my PC rather than replacing my old hard drive. My old (current) hard drive is formatted for NTFS. Now, when I install the new hard drive, is it OK if I leave Windows XP and everything on my old drive, as long as it isnt the primary (boot) drive? With the new drive, when I am installing XP on it, should I also format the drive for NTFS, or should I leave it at FAT32 (is that possible, being that my old hard drive is NTFS, will they conflict)?

I plan on installing PC games and I really need them to run smooth (1.3ghz P4, 128mb PC800 RAM, geforce 2 mx). Should I create a partition on the new drive with Windows 98 for playing games? Or is there not much difference? Which format is better for games FAT32 or NTFS? Thanks for your help.
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Old Jun 06, 2002, 08:27 PM
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There is some evidence that NTFS formatted drives are slower than FAT32 , although NTFS supports better file security. NTFS also support larger files than FAT32.

Here's a quick [url=********faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1227]comparison of the two systems.
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Old Jun 07, 2002, 04:39 AM
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You can also find some very good info on this at Harry-O's great site for Windows here:- ***********.webtree.ca/windowsxp/index.htm
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Old Jun 07, 2002, 05:41 AM
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You should not have any prob with having both a Fat32 & and NFTS drive on 1 sys. XP can read both 98 cannot read NFTS.
FAT32 should be better for gaming, some peep find XP better for this, others like WIn98 for older games. But if you going to install both, you will have to create a separate partition for the OS's and install Win98 first.


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Old Jun 07, 2002, 07:48 PM
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personally i use NFTS (more secure and useful if you are burning DVDRs)
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Old Jan 08, 2006, 05:22 PM
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[SIZE=7]I AM TRYING TO ADD A SECOND HARD DRIVE TO MY COMPUTER. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AFTER IT IS ALL CONNECTED. HOW DO I PICK THE DRIVE LETTER. WHERE DO I PLACE IT IN THE BOOT SEQUNCE.THANKYOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.






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