Dirk Bergmann

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SD Card File System for Pocket PC, FAT16 or FAT32

Having bought a new SD card for my Pocket PC I discovered it came pre-formatted with the FAT (FAT 16) file system of yore. This file system has a volume size limit of 2 GB and some drawback regarding cluster size and fragmetation. So wouldn't it be preferable to use the newer FAT 32 file system? It turns out that due to technical reasons detailed here classic FAT is actually better and delivers better performance in most cases. It seems like the old dog still has some bark in him.