Formatting 1TB HD Half Fat32 and Half NTFS?

  cheerup347 01:06 23 Feb 2011


I have a media enclosure that supports Fat32 and NTFS. For a 1TB hard drive I've been advised to use NTFS.. but I've discovered the only way I can sort my media alphabetically is by using frivesort on a fat32 drive.

Would formatting the 1TB hard drive in two partitions 500mb Fat32 and 500mb NTFS be any more beneficial than formatting the entire 1TB Fat32?

The 4gb size limit does not bother me at all.. only the loss of disc space and reliability.


  OCRIDION 01:12 23 Feb 2011

Fat32 us old and will not be supported after 2013 in standards. You will not be able to have a 500gb f32 drive because of its native address byte size being to small to go that large.

I don't see why you can't sort alphabetically on NTFS. I do.

  OCRIDION 01:17 23 Feb 2011

Don't really know about frivesort. Sorry. Not supporting NTFS though seems like a bug. Maybe look for new version.

  bremner 07:30 23 Feb 2011

To reiterate what has been said NTFS will sort files and folders alphabetically.

In an explorer window just click on the name tab.

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