SATA and NTFS Tags: Hard Drives SATA Support NTFS External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 13, 2010 11:10 PM in Storage Share motorcraft February 13, 2010 8:44:36 PM Hello Sata is the same as NTFS? I have an external hard drive FAT32 that did not support programs bigger than 4GB, so I an looking at one that can support my program of 103GB, is a SATA external hard drive good for that? thanks More about : sata ntfs huron a b G Storage February 13, 2010 9:51:41 PM NO, SATA and NTFS are not the same. SATA is a hardware specification that details how certain devices (often hard drives and optical drive) connect to the motherboard. NTFS is a file system used by Microsoft. FAT32 is also a file system. It does have a file size limit, as you have noted. There is not a SATA external drive that I know of, but some external drives support eSATA - an interface that has the same speed as internals SATA, but can be on an enclosure. cjl a b G Storage February 13, 2010 11:10:11 PM You should just be able to reformat the external drive into NTFS. You don't need to buy a new drive. Reformatting will wipe the drive though, so make sure it is fully backed up before doing it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFAT to NTFS conversion failure ForumFAT to NTFS conversion failure ForumBSOD, NTFS drive, now can't see anything on it ForumNTFS partition reporting as RAW after running spinrite ForumHow to install OSX on a NTFS harddisk???? ForumNTFS Junctions ForumNtfs error, cause ForumSerenum.sys Ntfs .sys BSOD + Minidumps ForumI have a win vista laptop with a ntfs file system can i plug a hard drive from a ForumBlackout causes NTFS to RAW format - Help? ForumI accidentaly deleted my NTFS IDE partition :( HELP! ForumSandforce vs NTFS -compressed mechanical drive ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumWhy doesnt windows recognize combo sata drive ForumSata cable occur problem with sata hard ForumInstalling Second SATA HD ForumSATA or SAS | intell P55 or ROCKETRAID2640X4 ForumHow to add striped sata drives in another pc ForumWindows won't boot with backup sata drive connected ForumSetting up a second sata hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !