I’ve got another thread here discussing harddrive backup/cloning/mirroring. I hope I can get some concrete clarity here on a few things that I’m finding conflicting info on across the web.
First of all is there anything inherently bad about saving a 9gb backup file to a 16gb usb flash drive? I keep getting “it’s a bad idea” without any real substantiation. Modern USB “sticks” are a generally reliable storage media for static file over the ‘short’ term (talking less than a year for my needs in this case).
Secondly, format in FAT32 or NTSF? Wow is there a lot of loose opinion about the web on this one. At the Acronis forum and elsewhere I’m advised to format NTSF for anything over 4gb. It’s even repeated often in google searches on the subject that this is the limit. Yet I’ve successfully stored and recovered an 8gb backup on a FAT32 formatted drive and even a few members at the Acronis forum recommend FAT32 instead of NTFS.
Are there any unequivocal facts that apply here?