FAT16, FAT32?

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by rockbox77, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. rockbox77

    rockbox77 Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    I'm using a Kingston 1 GB micro SD and I plan on running roms, dpg movie files, and mp3s on my M3 Simply. What is the difference between formatting my card FAT16 or FAT32 and which one would be better for me? Thanks to the tech savvy among us who can help out.
  2. tehcamel

    tehcamel GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    United States
    fat32 will support microsd cards 2gb and larger. if u don't have a microsd that's 2gb or larger then there's really no point in formating in fat32.
  3. rippon

    rippon Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    United States
    FAT16 was designed for smaller drives, and if I'm not mistaken it should probably have less overhead because it isn't addressing things with 32 bits. FAT32 on cards less than 2GB would probably just result in you having less usable space on the card (although not by much). Could be wrong, though, haven't looked into it in depth.