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WD20EVDS very slow on XP

This HDD is fitted internally & used only for data; OS runs from another drive. It uses NTFS & data transfer to/from this device is from 20+hrs to "unknown"! Rig includes i3 @ 3.1Ghz, 4GB DDR3, XP Pro SP3 all brand new install & fully updated as of Feb 19th 2012.

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If you are running your computer under ntfs should your external harddrive be formatted the same instead of fats32. If it does can I move my back up from the external hard drive and move it back after...


The external hard drive can remain formatted as FAT32. NTFS and FAT32 are the file systems used by the individual disk drives, and do not effect the data being read or written (i.e., you can transfer data between the two with no worries about compatibility). There ARE differences, however, and many would suggest using NTFS to avoid some limitations with FAT32. For example, FAT32 drives have problems with individual files over 4GB. Formatting in NTFS is definitely recommended for people storing large files like video and other media files.
Yes, you can move any data you have off of your external hard drive (to your system hard drive or another external you use temporarily), format your external hard drive with NTFS, and then transfer your backups and other data back to your newly formatted external drive.
You can also convert the drive to NTFS; but I recommend backing up the data first anyway in case of (rare) problem during conversion. Here is a link that has directions for both scenarios (scroll down for conversion info) for Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/advanced/ntfs.mspx
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You may have a bad sector where the OS resides on the drive. Download what is called a low-level formatter. This software is designed to lay down the actual tracks where data is stored. It is different that formatting with the OS. This will put the drive back to the original unformatted condition. After you do the low-level format, you will need to format the drive again with whatever version of OS you use.

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How do I format my WD MyBook Elite to FAT32


Using FAT32 these days on a current OS will half the
HDD storing capabilities especially if your unit uses'
a SATA HDD , FAT32 speed compared to NTFS is
less than half and the compression tool on NTFS
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storage and if you are using your external storage HDD for holding an operating system to the HDD
will be suspectable to contracting viruses and
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is static and does not run through the OS registry

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you need to enter a boot disk/recovery disk/windows xp disk into your CD drive and in the system BIOS select the CD drive to boot first. Once the CD has loaded you can re-format your HDD to NTFS and re-install windows

You will, however loose all your data but your HDD will function again with windows

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problem caused by microsoft,

take to dell and demand the hdd be replaced with a new PE windows xp installation.

if they refuse to do this, consult legal advice as the problem is caused by dell and microsoft transfering and manipulating data between the os and the bios via the ntfs file system (recovery) and the hal.dll file.

problem exists because: ntfs file system can manipulate data sent and recovered to the bios, if for instance your dell laptop etc shut down due to low battery then the bios data and the os data would be out of sync, therfore the operating system would render the previous sector that held the data on the hdd as a 'bad' sector and would then use another 'good' sector to transfer data between os and bios at startup and shut down.

as soon as all good sectors have been used, the bios and the operating system will be out of sync and the hal.dll file or the ntfs file system would not allow the operating system to boot because of the data lapse.

demand a new hdd from dell with their OEM PE windows xp installed, if they refuse, then sew them for damaging your hdd by using a virus type file system (virus is how it works, so in release notes on most websites refer to this) which corrupted your hdd's life expectancy.

chalenge microsoft and dell to refute your alegation in court, after all your claim will make them want to settle out of court instantly...

good luck, and don't be afraid of the challenge against microsoft or dell, as a consumer you have rights and your rights are what is at the interest of the law........

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Many Verbatim hard drive models with a FireWire interface come “Mac formatted” – pre-formatted for immediate use with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS. They are formatted as HFS+, the preferred format when using the drive exclusively with Mac OS computers.
Note: A Mac-formatted drive will not mount on a Windows PC.
If you plan to use a Mac-formatted hard drive only with computers running Mac OS, you can leave it formatted as it comes from the factory. However, if you plan to use your hard drive with computers running Windows, or with both Mac OS and Windows computers, you should reformat your Verbatim hard drive before saving data to it. Generally, for use with both Mac OS and Windows you should format to FAT32, and for use strictly with Windows you should format to NTFS. More information about these two format types is given below.
FAT32 FAT32 is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista. FAT32 can also be read by Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
Limitations: Maximum file size is limited to 4TB. Furthermore, using the formatting tools included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users will not be able to create partition sizes larger than 32GB (though they can access these larger partitions). This limitation does not apply to other supported operating systems. Furthermore, Verbatim provides a FAT32 format utility (see further below for download instructions) that eliminates the 32GB partition limitation.
FAT32 is a good choice if you’ll be using your Verbatim hard drive with older computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Me, or if you’ll be using it with both Windows and Mac OS computers.
NTFS NTFS is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. NTFS usually results in higher performance than FAT32, and will permit users to create partition sizes larger than 32GB, and file sizes larger than 4TB.
Limitations: NTFS is not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
NTFS is a good choice if you will be using your Verbatim hard drive only with one or more computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Vista. This is also a good choice if you plan to store files larger than 4TB, such as digital video files.

Per: http://www.verbatim.com/downloads/format.cfm

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