Jump to content

Converting FAT32 to NTFS Properly


Proneax
 Share

Recommended Posts

Been looking into this a little and I thought I'd share my findings.

Most people know that you can convert fat32 volumes to ntfs using microsoft's "convert" program. However, unless that fat32 volume was created using their new "oformat" utility, the first several clusters are only 2k and throw alignment off for the rest of the drive.

This means that convert.exe will make your clusters 512bytes, which slows performance.

To remedy this you can use a utility (bootit ng) that shifts all of your clusters to the proper alignment.

There is a page here that explains this process in more detail.

The program is shareware, but the 30 day trial gives you plenty of time to make the boot disk that I assume doesn't expire.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...