Advantages and Disadvantages of NTFS vs. FAT on dual boot: 95 and NT 4.0 machine
Posted on 1997-12-06
I am setting up a new computer and have previously had a dual boot machine: 95/NT, since some drivers have not yet been written for NT.
What are the pros and cons of FAT vs. NTFS? I know that NTFS has security whereas FAT has none, but this is not an issue. I believe that I can't see NTFS files when in 95. Does NTFS use storage space more efficiently? Which file system or which hybrid of file systems should I choose for a 4 gig HD with a 2 gig external drive. Basic office/finance uses; no games played on system. I primarily use 95 to access Direc PC, which is not yet avail in NT format. I also need to understand if I should partition the HD for more efficient storage by decreasing cluster size.