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Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

  1. #1


    Olivier Marquet Guest

    Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when formatting
    my Readyboost USB drive?

    Thanks in advance.



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  3. #2


    Benjamin Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    When I plug mine in, it windows says it recommends NTFS.

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    "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote in message
    news:04154ED1-EF70-4BEC-809C-DE08AB228A94@microsoft.com...
    > Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    > formatting my Readyboost USB drive?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >


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    Ken Gardner Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote:

    > Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    > formatting my Readyboost USB drive?


    FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that FAT32
    requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that your flash drive
    will last longer.

    Ken



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    Gazwad Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    Ken Gardner <kesgardner@charter.net>, the wobbly-vagrant and jazzy
    hip-hitter who likes merciless zipper surfing with moray eels, and whose
    partner is a cab-moll with a nauseating hey nonny nonny, wrote in
    <C881D02F-4FF4-4706-9A66-FA109220DC88@microsoft.com>:
    > "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote:
    >
    >> Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    >> formatting my Readyboost USB drive?

    >
    > FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that FAT32
    > requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that your flash
    > drive will last longer.


    LOL


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    Byron Hinson Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    Yeah it is FAT 32 for ReadyBoost.

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    "Gazwad" <argos.staffed.by.****s@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7nclhx$6c0$q@slack-spined-mangos.net...
    > Ken Gardner <kesgardner@charter.net>, the wobbly-vagrant and jazzy
    > hip-hitter who likes merciless zipper surfing with moray eels, and whose
    > partner is a cab-moll with a nauseating hey nonny nonny, wrote in
    > <C881D02F-4FF4-4706-9A66-FA109220DC88@microsoft.com>:
    >> "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    >>> formatting my Readyboost USB drive?

    >>
    >> FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that FAT32
    >> requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that your flash
    >> drive will last longer.

    >
    > LOL
    >
    >
    > --
    > For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down
    > in words with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived
    > it. There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which
    > are not thoughts, and to which as yet I have found it absolutely
    > impossible to adapt to language. These fancies arise in the soul, alas
    > how rarely. Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity, when the
    > bodily and mental health are in perfection. And at those weird points
    > of time, where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of
    > dreams. And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
    > is but a dream within a dream.
    >



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    Michal Kawecki Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    "Gazwad" <argos.staffed.by.****s@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7nclhx$6c0$q@slack-spined-mangos.net...
    > Ken Gardner <kesgardner@charter.net>, the wobbly-vagrant and jazzy
    > hip-hitter who likes merciless zipper surfing with moray eels, and
    > whose
    > partner is a cab-moll with a nauseating hey nonny nonny, wrote in
    > <C881D02F-4FF4-4706-9A66-FA109220DC88@microsoft.com>:
    >> "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    >>> formatting my Readyboost USB drive?

    >>
    >> FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that
    >> FAT32
    >> requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that your
    >> flash
    >> drive will last longer.

    >
    > LOL



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    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 13:38:45 -0600, "Robert Firth"

    >NTFS


    It prolly doesn't matter that much, as you'd get 4k clusters with NTFS
    or FAT32, and I suspect the process creates the file once and from
    then on works within it, ignoring file system and directory mechanics.



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    Robert Firth Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    NTFS

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    "Olivier Marquet" <olivier.marquet@skynet.be> wrote in message
    news:04154ED1-EF70-4BEC-809C-DE08AB228A94@microsoft.com...
    > Can someone tell me whether I should use NTFS, FAT or FAT32 when
    > formatting my Readyboost USB drive?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >



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    Ken Gardner Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    "Michal Kawecki" <kkwinto@o2.pl> wrote:

    >>> FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that
    >>> FAT32 requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that your
    >>> flash drive will last longer.


    [...]

    > http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbstick_e.html
    > http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/tech...pic423591.shtm


    I didn't find those specific sites, but I found others like it. But doesn't
    Vista encrypt the contents of the ReadyBoost cache? If so, isn't NTFS
    better suited for it despite the shorter shelf life? [Note: not that I am
    going to change to NTFS solely for this reason -- the ability to encrypt the
    cache file alone is not enough reason for me to switch the flash drive to
    NTFS.]

    Ken



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    Michal Kawecki Guest

    Re: Readyboost: NTFS, FAT or FAT32 ?

    "Ken Gardner" <kesgardner@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:C4783BE4-3550-4BEF-B688-AB4CE671AAE2@microsoft.com...
    > "Michal Kawecki" <kkwinto@o2.pl> wrote:
    >
    >>>> FAT32. I disagree with those who said NTFS. I read somewhere that
    >>>> FAT32 requires less disk reads and writes than NTFS, meaning that
    >>>> your flash drive will last longer.

    >
    > [...]
    >
    >> http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbstick_e.html
    >> http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/tech...pic423591.shtm

    >
    > I didn't find those specific sites, but I found others like it. But
    > doesn't Vista encrypt the contents of the ReadyBoost cache?


    It will be encrypted also on FAT32.

    > If so, isn't NTFS better suited for it despite the shorter shelf life?
    > [Note: not that I am going to change to NTFS solely for this reason --
    > the ability to encrypt the cache file alone is not enough reason for
    > me to switch the flash drive to NTFS.]


    If a wear-levelling mechanism is poorly implemented then flash memory
    will be quickly wear-out, because NTFS make write operations even when
    you only read files. But I think in case of ReadyBoost pagefile it's not
    very important; it's a single file only, and it's accessed by system
    differently than normal files (by direct addressing 4 kB chunks).

    P.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_levelling
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