Whats This ?

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Oct 15, 2008

Whats This ? by tyuno123 at 4:45 AM (1,103 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. tyuno123
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    On micro SD's I understand that there are a few formats and i was wondering whats are the differences of FAT , FAT 32 and FAT 16 [​IMG]
     
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    I
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  4. Slowking

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    Then
    read
    the
    wikipedia
    article
    again.
    Don't
    expect
    to
    be
    spoon
    fed!
     
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    Sorry for the stupid post Moderator
     
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    Well clearly, FAT32 is fatter than FAT16.
     
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    To put it simply if the card is 2gb or less use FAT16, if it's larger then that use FAT32.
     
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    Thanks guys now i kinda understand but if FAT32 is better than FAT16 then why do I have to use FAT 16 on a MicroSD thats 2GB or less ? [​IMG]
     
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    FAT32 is more complex, hey just do it, that's what I do. Probably has something with SDHC only being compatible with more complex formatting.
     
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    pretty much lol

    Under 2 gigs then use fat 16 as it putes the data into smaller chunkes and is more suited for the small memory , where as fat32 places the data in larger chunkes to be read and is quicker than using fat16's smaller cluster.

    if you got any of that then good :-)

    paul
     
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    Thanks everyone you've all been of great help [​IMG]
     
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    I have never formatted any of my microSD and they have all worked fine.
     

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