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05-31-2008, 09:56 AM
Hi all!

1) For some time now, many Windows XP notebooks and desktops shipped with FAT-32 for the system partition, and NTFS for work partitions. Has this changed for systems which now ship with Vista Home Premium?

2) Has a new File System emerged for Vista, that's a better performer than NTFS?

3) While FAT-32 has a file-size limitation (3GB is it?), what limitations or disadvantages are there with NTFS file system, or any of its alternatives?

4) Are Mac users still editing with FAT-32, or has something better come down the pike for them, given FAT-32 limitation of only a few gigabytes max per file?


05-31-2008, 10:06 AM
Here you go:


But falling well short of Microsoft's more ambitious plans for a whole new File System (the new Win FS file system is expected to be a feature of the new Longhorn server release due by early 2008),



Vista uses NTFS.

For now that seems the most practical system for editing. Can't comment on the mac.

05-31-2008, 10:58 AM
Mac has it's own format, H somthingorother.

FAT32 is cross platform compatible. The others...not so much.

05-31-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks. 'Really appreciate your helpful input fellas!