- Aug 3, 2003
What's the difference and which is better for the average home user? Does it really make a difference?
Uhh... FAT file systems have supported long file names since W95.Originally posted by Cookies:
FAT systems use little storage; but typically don't support longer file names like "my_stuff123456789". FAT systems also tend to degrade with large volumes, sometimes waste space; however, they tend to be reliable.
NTFS allows for longer file names like "my_stuff123456789", have better security, the kernel tends to be more stable (less BSOD's - blue screens of death), and allows larger volumes and file sharing.
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