Converting from FAT32 to NTFS

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  1. SubOptimal

    SubOptimal New Member

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    I installed Win XP Pro and have some FAT32 partitions i want to convert to NTFS... most places say just to type:

    convert C: /fs:NTFS

    But this place says that you should run some other program first or you will end up with 512 byte clusters.

    http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php

    Why don't other places mention that? Has the cluster problem been fixed?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It really depends on what you are putting on the drive. System drives invariably use small files so having 4k clusters is kind of silly. Massive pr0n drive on the other hand has few files but a lot of space so making the cluster large makes sense because it's more efficient when moving from cluster to cluster.

    Chances are though you'll never notice a difference unless you're running a server.
     
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    I have done this on alot of drives and never had a problem with the systems that I converted.
     
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    this was a problem with win2k .. it has been set to 4KB (4,096 bytes) clusters as the default in xp .. so convert away ..
     
  6. Stev

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    has worked for me...
     

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