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 Hard drive in RAW format when plugged to SATA mobo but NTFS when plugged to USB mobo Forum SolvedGPT to NTFS Forum SolvedHow to remove MBR and NTFS partition Forum SolvedSanDisk Extreme USB flash drive NTFS vs Fat32 Forum SolvedHow to convert FAT32 to NTFS? Forum SolvedWD 10EADS can't convert to NTFS Forum SolvedDid my hard drive die? NTFS.sys bluescreen error. Hard drive not found in BIOS. Forum SolvedSecond Day in .... FS=NTFS Forum SolvedNTFS file compression on SSD nowadays Forum SolvedNTFS turned into UEFI and can't boot Forum SolvedCan I delete HFS formatted HDD, reformat it to ntfs and then recover data from it ? will the files be available for recovery Forum SolvedWin 7 doesn't detect NTFS formatted 3TB drive with GPT Forum SolvedHow to convert RAW to NTFS without formatting Forum SolvedXP only recognizes NTFS files Forum SolvedMAC OS X With NTFS Disk Format Forum SolvedBSOD caused by Ntfs.sys Forum Solvedconvert raw to ntfs easily without losing data Forum SolvedExternal HDD changed from NTFS to RAW. Is manual recovery safe or do I consult a computer professional? Forum SolvedConvert hard drive from RAW to NTFS without data loss Forum SolvedDVD + USB That Supports NTFS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !