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    So I FINALLY got a new hard drive...

    And it's fantastic! Uber fast boot, no more micropauses when loading textures, sounds, etc while in games. And the superuber fast defragmentation

    Now I have questions:

    1- 111GB instead of 120GB. I expected atleast 117GB. Eh?
    2- When I installed Windows, it gave me no option other than NTFS format, nor did it give me AFTER the OS was installed. Sure, it defrags a hell lot faster than FAT32, but also fragments too often. The OS and apps are in C: (cluster size = 4k) partition, whiles games and mp3's in F: and G: (cluster size = 32k), respectively. Is there a way to change the C: NTFS back to FAT32 without having to reinstall everything?
    3- How long may the hard drive last? Warranty is 3 years... I hope it won't die within 5.
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    1-if you were expecting 117gb's were you planning on using FAT32? because NTFS takes up more then FAT.

    2-You would have to completely reinstall to go from NTFS to FAT...but then again why would you want to do that? NTFS is better then FAT

    3-Depends on how you have it cooled and how good the harddrive is built...also dont get viruses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDflux
    1-if you were expecting 117gb's were you planning on using FAT32? because NTFS takes up more then FAT.
    I thought it was the opposite because of cluster size?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDflux
    2-You would have to completely reinstall to go from NTFS to FAT...but then again why would you want to do that? NTFS is better then FAT
    For gaming I heard it's slower.

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDflux
    3-Depends on how you have it cooled and how good the harddrive is built...also dont get viruses!
    Right now, no fan cooling it. Might get a zalman passive one further.
    CoolerMaster HAF922; Corsair HX520 520 Watts
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P rev. 2.0, F10 bios
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (stock); Thermalright TRUE Black 120 rev. C + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E
    Corsair 2x2GB DDR2-800 5-5-5-18 (stock)
    Gigabyte Windforce HD7850 2GB
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB; Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 32MB; Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB 64MB
    Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-219L
    Samsung Syncmaster T190 19"
    Windows XP SP3

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