(New Technology File System) is the default drive format for all drives tested. NTFS is the native file system for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. NTFS offers features not available with the older FAT 32 format, such as file compression, encryption, permissions, auditing, and mirroring drives. The minimum volume size for NTFS is 10MB and maximum is 2TB (initialised in the MBR format), while the more recent GPT format doesn’t assign limits to file or partition sizes, though theoretically you could have a file size of 16TB and a volume size of 256TB. FAT32
(File Allocation Table 32-bit) volume sizes can range from less than 1MB to 2TB, with the maximum file size being 4GB and the maximum volume size 32GB.