I bought a 3TB external drive to archive programs from a Humax Freesat box.
When plugged in it asked for the drive to be formatted into fat 16 or fat 32.
I tried this but was unable to reformat even with some downloaded software.
I now have a second problem in that although the External drive is now back as NTFS the size of the drive has dropped from 3TB to 255GB !!!
I first need to restore the size and any suggestions on reformatting.
Humax uses FAT32 and Ext3. Remember that FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB so if a film is bigger than that you will not be able to transfer it to a FAT32 formatted Harddrive. No limit on file size for Ext3.
You have not said what Op Sys you have on your pc. If it is XP then it won't see Ext3 (unless you download some software from Internet)
Hi lotvic. I am using XP Pro. My Pc would only format into NTFS and exFat. I did not have an option to format anything else. Neither Fat 16 or 32 or EXT3 were there.I formatted it with Vista from my laptop but it then ended up going from 3TB to 255 GB
Windows does have partition size limits but no point in playing about to fix that.
I suggest you watch the Help videos/tutorials that I posted a link to in my previous thread. You do not need to alter the partition you have made, just delete it so hard drive is all unallocated and start again.
Have you decided yet if you want all the harddrive to be FAT32 or EXT3 or are you going to have partitions, maybe one FAT32 and one EXT3 ?
Which Humax Freesat PVR do you have? mine doesn't handle NTFS.
Sorry started 2 threads by mistake.
My Freesat is labeled Foxsat/GB it will not format for me either and the message that comes up says format the external hard drive into EXT3 or Fat16/32 on your PC first. Will go for EXT3 on your info but first need to get back from 255GB to the 3TB it should be. Will use EaseUS to get the size back then i will need to find a way to format it into EXT3 as neither option is on my PC or laptop.