Re: NTFS vs FAT32

Re: NTFS vs FAT32

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Posted by bataras on February 22, 2002 at 12:39:51:

In Reply to: NTFS vs FAT32 posted by Boltman on January 24, 2002 at 05:40:34:

As far as I can tell NTFS is HALF the speed of FAT32. I installed a new 7200 rpm 60gig ibm desktop 60gxp drive (ata 100 udma mode 5). I've tuned it as best as I can and while copletely empty, I couldn't write or read from it faster than about 13mb per second. Wrote a quick C program to test this (simple loop of fread or fwrite timed to the ms writing 300mb of 0's) and also measured with sisoft sandra tools. its formatted ntfs. I'm running windows XP on a 1ghz amd athlon with 300mb memory.

Here more conclusive proof..

I have an older drive on the other ide bus. This is a 6 gig drive 3600 rpm regular ata dma. I reformatted it clean to fat 32. With this, I could write 300mb of 0 at a sustained 13mb per second. I then reformatted it to ntfs. same test came out at 6mb per second. And I ran the tests multiple times with same result.

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