Things I didn’t know about Vista – New file system introduced with SP1

It’s always been a personal pet peeve that large USB drives come shipped from the factory formatted with FAT.  I have to reformat my MP3 player semi-regularly because it is a 30 GB Fat (something) partition.


The first thing I do with a new USB flash drive is to try to format it with NTFS.  Today, I noticed that there was a new file system choice: exFAT. In short, it is designed for mobile devices and USB flash drives,  where using NTFS may not be possible.   exFAT supports partitions beyond 32GB.


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