file allocation table

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Noun1.file allocation table - 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)
table, tabular array - a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
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RS Partition Recovery supports all types of storage mediaformatted with all major file systems including exFAT, FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 4 and NTFS 5.
All disk imaging products support the Windows file systems -- File Allocation Table (FAT) 16, FAT 32, and NT File System (NTFS)--and some provided limited support for Linux file systems Ext2, Ext3 and Linux Swap, but today only Acronis supports ReiserFS, the default file system used by SuSE Linux.
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Windows 98 has some noteworthy features including extensive integration of Internet Explorer, the conversion of hard disks to FAT 32 file format, improved support for hardware and faster application load time.
5-inch hard drives or SSD drives with functions that include copy or compare, copy system and data only, copy complete drive, and format FAT and FAT 32 file systems.