Comparing FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS
You can use FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, or a combination of these file systems on a Windows 2000 system. The choice you make depends on such things as:
How the computer is used.
The hardware platform.
The size and number of hard disks.
It is recommended that you format all Windows 2000 partitions with NTFS except certain multiple-boot configurations. For more information, see "Advantages of NTFS" later in this chapter.