Comparing FAT32 and NTFS
FAT32 is selected when broad support across a range of OS’s is required and when a certain degree of hack ability is desired in case a system crashes badly. FAT32 cannot be selected if high security is a concern or if file size over 4GB is desired. The main reason to use FAT32 is that sometimes you need to use a multiboot configuration or to be compatible with other operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux and some of consoles including PS3, XBOX and so on. NTFS is the primary file system used in Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and NT operating systems and supports hard drive sizes up to 256TB. NTFS has many advantages over FAT32:
- The capacity to recover from some disk-related errors automatically
- Larger hard disks support
- Higher security which allows you to use permissions and encryption to restrict access to specific files to approved users
Out of all the reasons, you need to sometimes convert NTFS to FAT32 or convert FAT32 to NTFS. If you want to make conversions between FAT32 and NTFS, the first choice could be Windows built-in convert tool. It is easy to convert FAT32 to NTFS which is just need a command, but you have no choice but to format the drive when it comes to convert NTFS to FAT32. What’s more, if the destination drive that you want to convert is larger than 32GB, you would not be able to format directly. Then, if there is software or utility can help you to make mutual conversion between FAT32 and NTFS, AOMEI Partition Assistant could be the right choice.
FAT32 and NTFS conversion with AOMEI Partition Assistant
Pictures above are the screenshots for AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition and you may learn more about FAT32 and NTFS conversion by referring to NTFS Vs FAT32 and Inter-Conversion.
Note: If you have a computer running with Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012, etc, you need to download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition to support the OS’s and there are some other editions to meet your more demands, including:
- AOMEI Partition Pro Edition
- AOMEI Partition Lite Edition
And now, you may download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition for free of charge.