External Hard Drive

  jjgall26 19:01 30 Apr 2009
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I have just bought a 500gb hard drive and it is in fat32. Should I format it to NFTS? Thanks.

  Technotiger 19:05 30 Apr 2009

Yes!!

  OTT_Buzzard 19:08 30 Apr 2009

lol. assuming your not using Windows 98 ;)

  jjgall26 19:11 30 Apr 2009

Thanks, guys. That was quick.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:20 30 Apr 2009

open a command prompt window by going to 'start\run' and typing 'cmd'
To convert a disk to NTFS, type 'convert (drive letter): /fs:ntfs'
So for example, if you were going to convert your C: drive, you would type 'Convert c: /fs:ntfs' at the prompt.

  silverfoxcc 19:51 30 Apr 2009

Would this also apply to a USB powered extl drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:56 30 Apr 2009

should do yes

  Technotiger 19:57 30 Apr 2009

If you are referring to Fruit Bat /\0/\'s suggestion .... the answer is Yes, just make sure you put the correct drive Letter of your ext drive to convert.

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