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How to format lg External HDD HXD2 250GB to fat16

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November 1, 2011 5:20:20 AM

I have an LG external HDD 0f 250GB that I want to use for my HDTV. With format fat32, it records for just a few seconds and goes off, but I tried a fat16 and it records as long as 2GB. I need you to educate me on how to convert or formart my 250GB fat32 to fat16. Please help me
a c 277 G Storage
November 1, 2011 12:31:34 PM

The problem is, with a FAT16 filesystem the maximum size of the partition is 2 GB. So you would be able to use only 2 GB (or, if your DVR is clever and can use multiple partitions, 8 GB of the space on your drive.

That said, you can use Disk Manager (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management, Disk Manager tab) to delete all partitions on the drive, create a 2 GB partition, and format it as FAT16. All data on the drive will be wiped.

It does not sound like a good idea to me. Does the HDTV officially support this way of saving shows? If so, does the manual say anything about the format of the external drive?
a c 354 G Storage
November 1, 2011 6:37:56 PM

Yeah, that doesn't make sense? Even FAT32 has a 4gig file limit. One hour of HD video is ~5Gb.