Question about Samsung (MP0804H) 80 GB Hard Drive
So that i can hook my External HDD up to my PS3 i need to formet it to FAT32 from NTFS, but XP doesn't allow formatting on drives over 32Gb (and my HDD is 80Gb). Can you please help? Is there a simple way to do this?
Hi there Dave, well you can use a software called Partition Magic 8 to convert your 80GB hard disk to utilise FAT32. This software is quite user friendly. There are several options for you to choose form in this software including resizing your drive and creating partitions on the fly. However some settings requites a computer restart or reboot in order to complete successfully. This software can be obtained from most software stores or even download form the internet. After installing the software and running it, your drive should show inside the programme; right click on the drive you want to change a setting and select the options available. At the 'Format' button select FAT32. You will be asked for drive letters and cluster size but you can use the default settings, then apply the settings. Once you are done with that select the Okay button in the main programme window and the formatting process will start. Hope this helped you. Cheers :-)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
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!
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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