Got 16GB USB today. Need Formatting Tips...

  Ronyap 16:11 15 Jan 2009

Hi all,

I received my Kingston DT 16GB today. I will occasionally store stuff over 4GB onto it, and I did some research and it says you need to format it to 16GB.

When I get to the format box, it gives me stuff like cluster size and Allocation unit or something.

Any recommendations?

Also, people say that Windows formatter is not good. Can anyone recommend me a good one? I got XP btw. Thanks

  MAT ALAN 16:19 15 Jan 2009

this might help...

The stick is formatted as FAT32. FAT32 can't support files larger than 4GB.

Since XP's gui format won't let you format removable media as NTFS, use the convert command from a command line.

C:\> convert <drive letter:> /FS:NTFS
your stick should now be formatted NTFS and you should be able to copy large files to it.

  Ronyap 16:21 15 Jan 2009

Woops. Lol. Ive got Vista...not XP. Cant believe I made that mistake. Anyways, it does give me the NTFS option. Should I dive right in? Ill probably wait for people to answer my other question first.


  MAT ALAN 16:41 15 Jan 2009

If you have the NTFS option use it, why complicate things when ya don't really need to, its not as if its gonna destroy any files or the like...

  Monument 16:42 15 Jan 2009

FYI - You can format in NTFS in XP, just need to make a couple of settings changes.

  lotvic 16:50 15 Jan 2009

"make a couple of settings changes"
What are the settings to change?

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