Have you experience an error when you want to move or copy a large file that say “The file ‘xxxx.xxx’ is too large for the destination file system”? This problem is because of the file system for the storage.
OK here I show you picture and hopefully you can differentiate between this two systems.
Here some features about these two file systems that you should know:
FAT (FAT16 and FAT32) and NTFS are two methods for storing data on a hard drive. The hard drive has to either be formatted using one or the other or can be converted from one to the other (usually FAT to NTFS) using a system tool
NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows XP 2000 NT which supports file-level security compression and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID.
The most important new feature of NTFS is the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect your sensitive data
1)allows access local to w2k w2k3 XP win NT4 with SP4 & later may get access for somefile.
2)Maximum size of partition is 2 Terabytes & more.
3)Maximum File size is upto 16TB.
4)File & folder Encryption is possible only in NTFS.
1)Fat 32 Allows access to win 95 98 win millenium win2k xp on local partition.
2)Maximum size of partition is upto 2 TB.
3)Maximum File size is upto 4 GB.
4)File & folder Encryption is not possible.
In conclusion NTFS is much better that FAT32.