Flash drive formatting
Posted on 2012-09-09
Every flash drive I purchase comes in FAT32 by default. I have, on most, reformatted in NTFS. I can't recall the one things I can never do unless it is in NTFS.
I do know that hard drives have been in NTFS for quite some time allowing more storage, I think, but permissions.
My question is should I leave the flash drive in the native, default FAT32, or should I format it to NTFS? Or, is the difference so small, it doesn't matter? Again, I wish I could remember what process I needed to do that required the drive to be NTFS.
By the way, is Thumb drive or Flash drive or another name the most correct? I, personally, dislike the name thumb drive.