Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I am having problems dragging large files ,mainly video files over onto my external hard drive.i have been told to convert it to ntfs but again i am having difficulty in understanding exactly how to do it.can anyone please help and more importantly why are these drives set to fat32 as it surely is a hinderance to people rather than it being helpful or is that fat32 is a safer option for ensuring the safety of ones backed up data?
Fat32 is the predecessor of NTFS. There is no real difference apart from the transfer limitation, which you're experiencing.
Before proceeding, make sure you have backed up everything, you may have put on the drive.
Now, simply right click on the my book external drive in my computer and select format. You should get a popup window...The only thing that really needs to be changed within that window is the filing system (NTFS) and have the option "quick format" selected. Now select 'start' and within a minute or two your drive would have been formatted to NFTS.
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