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Old 04-24-05, 09:40 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 04-24-05, 09:58 PM Thread Starter   #3
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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?

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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.

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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.

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