Linux and NTFS

Adam Smith adam.smith at
Thu Dec 12 18:26:47 CST 2002

> Actually, XP/2K seem to run a *hell* of a lot faster 
> (especially on slower
> systems) on NTFS rather then FAT32.  I'm not sure if this is 
> due to faster diskwrites (I'd guess not), or the fact NTFS 
> makes it easier to manage/find files? I've just always 
> noticed that using windows is a lot more responsive.

Actually, you're probably right.  I was thinking back to "theory" when I
remembered NTFS always being slower than FAT32, but I guess NTFS4 (under
NT4) and NTFS5 (under NT5) could be considerably different.

Adam Smith
Information Technology Officer
SAGE Automation Ltd.

adam.smith at

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