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FAT16 vs FAT32 vs NTFS speed on USB stick
Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:30 AM
this is what I have been looking for. So I can finally map my network share as D:.
Posted 31 January 2009 - 07:14 AM
USB disks are at DISK.SYS. I tried to rename it to _isk.sys and amend txtsetup.sif accordingly. This failed, disk.sys is hardcoded and used in other drivers, I did not go further.
Probably also setup.hiv and .inf files need to be amended...
You can try renaming other drivers, i.e. ATAPI.SYS->ZTAPI.SYS, just for the sake of checking?
I don't think it will work, as an ATA/IDE drive will be both under ATAPI.SYS and DISK.SYS.....
Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:57 AM
Edited by BigDaddy, 12 February 2009 - 10:57 AM.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:43 AM
http://www.uwe-siebe...usbstick_e.html under "Cache or not"
[EDIT: oops, sorry, already mentioned in a post above]
The whole site is very interesting:
Edited by pointertovoid, 19 February 2009 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:21 PM
Buffalo RUF2-R2G USB stick, Windows 7 x64, xcopy-ing I386 folder only, from XP SP3 from a folder on the internal hard disk, 5878 small files, 375MB total. Default cluster size for 2GB partition, tests repeated several times with format before each.
NTFS - 572.22 seconds
FAT16 - 169.17 seconds
FAT32 - 171.19 seconds
Quite slow Apacer 4GB stick:
NTFS - 696.48
FAT16 - 818.19
FAT32 - 903.17
Optimize for performance/removal doesn't seem to make any sugnificant difference in each case.
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