family member purchased one of these and proceeded to install it without reading any documentation. 2 basic questions I need help with:
1. Theyre running XP pro but chose the FAT32 option to format the drive during install. Main PC is NTFS. Will this causae any problems?
2. Assuming the answer to q1 is no - the drive has install files, log files, and folders all over the place on it. Once installed and back up is running is it safe to either tidy these files into one folder and leave them on the external drive, or take them off the drive to increase space, and keep them on main PC?
I own a Buffalo drive station drive and formatted it to NTFS using the on disk installation software when I bought the drive. A few days later on powering up from sleep mode it wouldn't be recognised in windows, I had to reformat it using Vista's disk management, this destroyed all data on the drive including the included software and the drive still works OK.
Incidentally when installing the drive it copied a folder to my desktop called HD-CEU2_101 with, I presume, all the programs and documents in it. The folder is still on my desktop as I don't want to loose it's contents by moving it back until I'm sure the drive isn't going to throw another tantrum, which I have to say it hasn't done From the original problem occurred, touch wood.