>Not sure what you mean by "I can use the disk >on any computer with the FAT32 system."
I meant that I could use the drive with my lap top which is Win 98 or any other computer with Win 98 if need be.
But was just concerend if I have access to the full 250gb without partitioning under Fat32.
NTFS would be preferable but it would be useful if I had access to some of my files from a Win98 computer, especialy my back ups if the main cmputer went down, also transfering files from the lap top would be easier by just plugging in the USB HD to it.
My NTFS computers will read pen drives formatted in FAT 32 without a problem.
It isn't the file system of the drive that's important here, it's the files on the drive i.e. if I have a Word document ( in .doc format) on one NTFS machine and I need it on another then one way I can transfer it is to put it on a pen drive (FAT 32, remember) and take it over to the other machine and load it. I could also load it on to a FAT 32 machine if I wanted to.