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Formatting External Hard Drive

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  • Hard Drives
  • NTFS
  • Formatting
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
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September 22, 2009 6:36:54 PM

I have just bought a 60gb external hard drive. The drive is formatted as fat32 at the moment. My pc hard drive is formatted as ntfs, and i have windows xp installed on the pc. Can i format the external drive to ntfs, and is it worth it. Or does it not make any difference?

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September 22, 2009 7:48:55 PM

You can use Microsoft's convert utility at the command prompt to do it once it is mounted. Or better yet, reformat to NTFS if you don't need to save the data. The biggest advantage is being able to save large files (>4gb ISOs)
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