Help to Find external drive that supports FAT

  greamec 21:14 28 Mar 2008

Hi all,

I just got a new stereo but have found that the USB port will only support a drive that is formated to FAT not FAT32 (don't ask me). I have a 2gb USB pen drive that will format to FAT but my Western Digital 160GB Passport drive click here only seems to do FAT32 or NTFS.
Is it the case that only pen drives and floppy disks are capable of formatting to FAT or am I missing something.
Can anyone recomend a large capacity 60gb plus drive that will do FAT and not FAT32.
Thanks very much

  Diemmess 09:04 29 Mar 2008

It is not the particular HD but the formatting software which you need.

There are several places where you can download a free (Trial) of Partition Magic which will allow you to format FAT (16) FAT32 or NTFS.

Be really sure you want to do this because while it is reversible, you are putting yourself to a lot of trouble if there is an alternative work-around.

  Diemmess 09:05 29 Mar 2008

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