Ntfs

RainCityMacFan

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Jun 10, 2007
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I heard from one of Kost's Youtube videos (I stumbled onto them) that NTFS format damages the hard drive...

Is this true?
 

DaftUnion

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Feb 22, 2005
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No way. I've got three hard drives formated as NTFS and everything I've ever used has had no sort of data corruption or the hard drive acting abnormal.
 

Sbrocket

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Jun 3, 2007
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Any one filesystem doesn't physically alter the structure of or decrease the integrity of a hard drive. You can safely format a drive as NTFS and then reformat it as anything else without issues.