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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The built-in version of Diskeeper supports all file system improvements in Windows 2000 including the new FAT 32 system, 64-bit computing, and defragmentation of encrypted files.
DiskClone Corporate's minimum requirements include an IBM PC or compatible (80386 or higher), VGA or higher resolution monitor, 350 KB of free DOS RAM and 2 MB of memory beyond 640 K, 4 MB of RAM (16 MB for FAT 32 and NTFS).
System Commander 7 supports all PC compatible operating systems, uses no resident memory, requires only 5MB of hard drive space (18MB when installed to NTFS) and converts partitions between FAT and FAT 32 and from NTFS to FAT, including compressed NTFS volumes.
Identifying the suspect drive(s) * Configuring destination location * Imaging directly over a network * Sending the image to either a FAT 32 or HFS destination drive * Logging case, exhibit and evidence tracking numbers and notes * Automatically generating MD5 hashes * Customizing hash and block size with extension naming options
FireStore is compatible with FireWire disk drives that have FAT 32 disk volumes, a file format supported by Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME and Mac OS 9 operating systems.
Like Lexar's 4GB CompactFlash card, the 8GB card is CompactFlash Type II and requires the host camera to support the FAT 32 file system.
System Commander 8 supports all PC compatible operating systems, uses no resident memory, requires less than 20MB of disk space and converts partitions between FAT and FAT 32 and between NTFS and FAT32, including compressed NTFS volumes.
00 -- Versatile: 8GB Multi-Kit can be used as a USB and full-size SDHC card with write protection or as a miniSDHC card to transfer data (with adapters) -- Compatible: with microSDHC, miniSDHC and SDHC host devices (with adapter); not compatible with standard microSD/miniSD/SD-enabled devices/readers -- File Format: FAT 32 -- Reliable: lifetime warranty on cards*; two-year warranty on reader -- Capacity**: 4GB, 8GB -- Dimensions: 0.
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.
00 -- Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss -- Compatible: with SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers -- File Format: FAT 32 -- Reliable: lifetime warranty** -- Simple: as easy as plug-and-play -- Capacities***: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB -- Dimensions: 0.
0 supports various file systems (NTFS, FAT 32, FAT, Linux Ext2 and Linux Ext3), allowing users to load and run multiple operating systems, or even multiple versions of the same operating system, on the same computer without conflict.
Other Iomega external hard drives that use the FAT 32 or NTFS file system can be reformatted to HFS+ for use with Time Machine.