file allocation table

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the part of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk)

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In addition to creating and resizing partitions, PartitionMagic can help users safely run multiple operating systems, reclaim wasted disk space by adjusting cluster size, and convert FAT 16 partitions to FAT 32 and back again.
EZ-Copy supports FAT 16 and FAT 32 and is for sale online for $14.
RS Partition Recovery supports all types of storage media formatted with all major file systems including exFAT, FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 4 and NTFS 5.
and it also supports various kind of file systems like FAT 16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT, HFS, HFX, etc.
For one, defragmentation takes a lot less time on a FAT 16 drive.
The Disk Jockey can copy drives containing virtually any operating system, including: NTFS, FAT 16, FAT 32, HFS, HFS +, SCO/Unix, Linux, SUN Solaris and proprietary operating systems.