FAT32 vs NTFS Comparison chart

FAT32 vs NTFS Comparison chart

FAT32 NTFS
Overall Performance: Both built-in security and recoverability are absent. File compression is not possible. There is built-in security and recoverability. File compression is one amongst several other features.
Size & Storage: The Maximum volume size is 32GB for all OS and 2TB for some OS. 4194304 is the maximum file volume. Maximum volume size is 2TB. Nearly unlimited files can be stored.
Versions: FAT12 (first version) followed by FAT16 and then FAT32. NT3.1, NT 3.5, NT3.51 and NT4, NTFSV5.0, NTFSV5.1, NTFSV5.2 and NTFSV6.0
Function: FAT is a widely used computer file system architecture used not only on computer systems but also on most memory cards. FAT32 is the most recent one and supersedes its predecessors. NTFS is the file system that WindowsNT and its later versions including the recent Windows 7 uses for storing and retrieving files on hard disk.
Stands for: File Allocation Table New Technology File System
support for network security: yes yes
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