Why your USB drive’s file format matters: FAT32 vs. exFAT vs. NTFS

The differences involve file size and transfer speed. t
kmaack@idgcommunications.comYour USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.

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Josh Norem is a freelance technology writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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