whats better fat 32 or ntfs?

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<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=52521#52521" target="_new">HDD FAQ!</A>

In my opinion, with a drive that large, if you wish to have just one single 100GB partition, the file system should be NTFS. If you wish to use FAT32, the drive should be partitioned off into partitions of around 32GB each, because of the size of the clusters.

<A HREF="http://www.aumha.org/a/ntfs.php" target="_new">FAT & NTFS File Systems in Windows XP</A>

<A HREF="http://www.theeldergeek.com/ntfs_or_fat32_file_system.htm" target="_new">FAT32 or NTFS: Making the Choice</A>

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/tech/storage/ntfs-preinstall.asp" target="_new">NTFS Preinstallation and Windows XP</A>

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q314878&" target="_new">The Default Cluster Size for the NTFS and FAT File Systems</A>

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