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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Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB allows Android users to watch high-definition and ultra high-definition videos of any size using previously incompatible removable media formatted in Windows and macOS file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, or HFS+.
We adopted FAT32 as our target file system because FAT32 is the most compatible file system across all embedded systems including VEDRs.
The E-Series controllers support a full-featured FAT32 (PC compatible) file system and command line.
If you lack familiarity with storage devices, you may need to write out the definitions for abbreviations such as MR, FAT32 and EBOR.
En el transcurso de la instalacion, detectara si contamos con una particion formateada como FAT32 (Windows 95, 98) o NTFS (Windows NT, XP) y la incluira directamente en el menu.
(e) Disk space of 695 MB FAT32 for the ESRI software, and 300 MB for data storage
* Recover any accidentally deleted partition by using the undelete hard disk partition wizard (for Windows FAT, FAT32, NTFS, Linux EXT2, EXT3).
Specifically, the 15th edition has new and updated information on PC processors, Hyper-threading technology in Intel's newer Pentium 4 processors, upgrading a Dell PC, how to prepare your PC for gaming, as well as information on the FAT32 and NTFS file systems.
Dynamic volumes can be formatted with one of three file systems: NTFS, FAT16, or FAT32. The NTFS file system is preferred in order to obtain the most flexibility with options, especially security.
Users successfully recovered files from all types of systems -- whether Windows XP/2000/NT or Windows Me/9x, and from all types of media -- NTFS, FAT32 , or FAT.