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From Daniel Noll <dan...@nuix.com>
Subject Re: maximum file size
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 00:45:41 GMT
Mike Matrigali wrote:
> Do people really use fat32 on 100+ GB disks anymore, especially with
> 32gb volume limits as described in the link below?  If you run into
> the 4gb limit how hard is it to upgrade the filesystem to ntfs from
> fat32?

That 32 GiB limit was a software limitation in the tool used to actually 
format the drive.  The *actual* volume size limit of FAT32 is 8 TiB.

Anyway there is a tool for converting FAT32 to NTFS which comes free 
with Windows.

That being said, nobody in their right mind would choose FAT over NTFS 
in the first place unless they had a very good reason (one such reason 
might be that they want to use the same filesystem from another OS.)


Daniel Noll

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