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    Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    Well i remember reading that you can do this but i was wondering what the downside is todoing this? i have an 8GB sandisk flash drive but the fat 32 folder limit is very annoying, ive had to buy some dual layer dvds because of this >.<, could it currupt the drive? would it still hold ~7GB of data?

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    Re: Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    NTFS vs FAT
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    Re: Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    The only downside to putting NTFS on a USB stick is less compatibility with non-Windows machines.
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    Re: Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    so its not going to kill my usb stick? Soundsd good, will format in a bit
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    Re: Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    The overhead with NTFS is a bit higher than with FAT 32.
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    Re: Flash drive Fat32 --> NTFS?

    well did it earlier, got 7.5gb free which is very similar to what it was originally. Thanks guys
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