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I have a 2tb seagate expansion hd that i formatted to fat32 using swissknife. It is saying that it is now only just over 350gb. What has happend to the 2tb. Can we reverse this somehow.

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SOURCE: how to convert seagate expansion ntfs to fat32

just download this program

http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html?tag=mncol%3bpop&cdlPid=10982635

then format your external hard drive to fat 32... Enjoy..



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Posted on Apr 27, 2011

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that's easy: 1.
my computer-right click format then when if formated -right click again then format and select FAT32 
2. to have one partition download a program (partition magic or acronis in the trial mode and resize the partitions to be just one).

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SOURCE: Can I leave my Seagate expansion external hard plugged in

Hello

Yes, you can leave the device plugged in, you do not need to unplug it if you turn off the computer, do remember to safely remove when you plug it out though.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the 80 gb version and need to reformat it.

1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Seagate P/N 9SF2A4-500 doesn't work

try formatting with NTFS
hope this helps

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Seagate desktop expansion Xbox 360 hard drive format problem


Should work. Xbox uses FAT32, the same as Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 can all read it. When plugged into the computer can you see the disk in Disk Management?

Right Click Computer > Manage > Disk Mangement

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I brought a 250gb hdd for the xbox 360. The xbox 360 says that it is a unformatted storage device, the only thing i can do is formatted the hdd. but nothing happend I have formatted the thing 5 times....


Trying to format a large external USB or Firewire hard drive to the FAT32 file system? Can't do it? Only see an option for formatting the drive using the NTFS file format? Well if you answered yes any of those questions, then you're at the right place.
I was recently trying to format my 1 TB MyBook external hard drive in Windows XP to FAT32 instead of the overly forced-upon NTFS format. Why? Well because I needed to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. Simple solution is to use FAT32, no security, no problems. Though it's sometimes useful to format a USB drive in NTFS format.
Also, formatting a drive in FAT or FAT32 will allow it to be read by other operating systems, such as Mac, Linux, and older versions of Windows such as Windows 98.
Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a removable drive in FAT32 if it's less than 32GB! Hmmm...that pretty much cuts out ALL modern external hard drives!
However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. However, if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger, you may still get an error saying "The volume is too big for FAT32".
In that case, you can use a free program called SwissKnife that will allow you to format an external hard drive that is up to 2TB in size. Let's go through both methods. In case you are having problems getting your external hard drive to show up in Windows, read my article on how to change the drive letter for an external drive in Windows.
Format external drive in FAT32 using DOSOpen a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.

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Now type in the following command at the prompt:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32!

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Format external hard drive in FAT32 using SwissKnifeSwissKnife is a nifty little program that is completely free and that you can use to format many types of external drives such as USB, Firewire, PCMIA, SATA and SCSI. You can also use it to create partitions on an external hard drive and it formats faster than Windows.

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So next time you want to format a hard drive in FAT32 and Windows only gives you an option for NTFS, make sure to follow one of the two method mentioned above. Enjoy!

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My mac OS X 10.4.11 won't let me drag and drop into Seagate Expansion 500GB - says it can't be modified!!! Help please.


If the drive is formatted with NTFS (the format used by recent Windows operating systems), then you won't be able to write to that file system.

What you will need to do is reformat the drive to HFS or FAT32.

If you will be moving the drive between a Windows and a Mac, then you'll have to format with FAT32. If you will only be using the drive on your Mac or other Macs, then format the drive with HFS.
NOTE: unless you copy the existing files off of the drive first, you will lose all data on the drive.
To do this, do the following:
  • Copy all existing data off of the Seagate drive to a safe location
  • Unmount the Seagate hard drive
  • go to your Machintosh HD / Applications / Utilities folder and start "Disk Utilities"
  • Select the Seagate drive from the list
  • click on the Erase tab
  • Select the Format. For HFS choose "Mac OS Extended (journaled)" for FAT32 choose "MS-DOS FAT"
  • Type a name for your volume in the Name: field
  • Click the "Erase..." button and allow the Disk Utilities program to format the drive
  • Once the drive is formatted, you will be able to save files to the disk.
Thanks for using FixYa and have a great day

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I just got the same external hard drive and converted it to fat32 format and had about 65 movies on there when it crashed and is now locked up tighter than hell. I called the repair number and they stated that because I formated it to fat32 they cant help me. but if you still wanna take the risk, here is how you can format it in under 5 seconds. Go to www.Easeus.com, click on the download button at the top, then scroll down till you see "Partition Manager Software"and download from download.com. once downloaded install the program and you should be able to figure it out from there. but warning: fat32 format is "unstable" with any thing over 40gig. Hope this helps

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How do I format my Western Digital 1T to fat32 for ps3?


Without a firmware update your PS3 needs it to be fat32 as you've noticed, and without the use of a utility Windows will not let you format a 1tb using fat32

You're best be it to download a program called SwissKnife, it's a utility that will allow you to format the drive the way you want

WARNING: Before using SwissKnife to format the drive, you have to take all the data off of it (onto your computer or another drive), if you don't then when you format the drive every file will be lost.

http://download.cnet.com/CompuApps-SwissKnife-V3/3000-2248_4-10070864.html

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I just split my HD and formatted Dr C:\ to fat32, D:\ would not


You cannot convert from NTFS to FAT32 unless you use say Partition Magic or other disk util.
If you have nothing in that partition then reformat it to FAT32 by right clicking on it and selecting > format> then select FAT32

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