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NTFS if you are using Windows XP since this allows you to have support for larger drivers and faster read and writing capability

FAT system is actually for older drivers that have smaller capacity as well as for thumb drives.

FAT32 is a file system to use if you are planning on having dual OS meaning running Windows 98 and Windows XP at the same time so that you can switch files or share files.

Generally FAT32 is only used now for this reason if that will not be done then NTFS is the best one to go with

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How can i format my hard drive if i right click the volume in the dism management it says delete volum?


a volume will be a partion on the drive, so you may have 2-3 on one drive. I'd just got to MY COMPUTER(AKA Explorer) and look for the drive letter which you wish to format, right click that drive and select format. This should let you format from here, if it takes you to the disk manager then simply delete any volumes/partions on that drive then format, you may need to choose what file system to use eg. FAT32, NTFS. I'd suggest NTFS which is most common for large drives.

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After I format my hardisk for several times and the file system still showing RAW. how to make it ntfs.


Install the drive on a working computer and access through disc management. that will allow you to initialize the drive and format it ntfs. Goto my computer right click select manage select drive management. This works on XP if you have other OS than search for disc management for your OS.

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What format should I chose to grab it to a PC?


This will depend on which type of computer and operating system you have
if you are referring to formatting your hard drive to a specific format file system NTFS or FAT choose the Ntsf file system is more secure Ntfs is more powerful than Fat or Fat32 and includes features required for hosting Directory as well as other important security features . You can use features such as Active Directory and Domain - based security only by choosing Ntfs your file system Its easy to convert Partitions to Ntfs . The set up programs conversion makes it easy whether your partitions used Fat or Fat32 or the older version of Ntfs .This kind of conversion keeps your files intact (unlike formatting a partition). If you do not need to keep your files intact and you have a FAT or FAT32 partition, it is recommended that you format the partition with NTFS rather than convert from FAT or FAT32. Formatting a partition erases all data on the partition and allows you to start with a clean drive.

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Hi, I had problem using Imation 27390 apollo expert ux. The hardisk is in NTFS format, and work perfectly fine when i plug in computer with Windows Vista and 7. But it cannot be recognized by computer...


Windows XP has limitations on recognising too large NTFS disks. One of the solutions would be to format the entire disk as FAT32 or make a partition and format that as FAT32.

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Sd card format software


Start up a computer with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Insert the SD card into an external memory card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.

Go to the computer view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP click "My Computer"

Right click on the SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting dialog box.

Select the type of formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the "Start" button. When the SD card format is complete Windows will provide a notification.



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Mac problems


Hi Jay
Check the formatting of the lacie. Macs can read and write Windows formatted drives except those formatted in NTFS, which they can only read.
If you can read the drive, the chances are it's an NTFS formatted drive.
If you need to use it on both systems then you had better reformat it with the FAT format.

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Formatting a Fantom G-Force drive from NTFS to FAT 32


my computer> right click on the terabyte> select format> make sure u change the option of ntfs to fat 32

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You must format your mmc's as FAT.............not FAT32 or NTFS

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Converting in order to Resizing an NTFS partition...


The only way to make your partion bigger is too merge your partitions.

The way the partition is formatted. (ie. FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc) allows for information to stored differently. These file allocation tables use different size slots to store the information in. When you install a new program, the data is put into the first empty slot on the drive, and if there too much data for 1 slot, it uses the next available empty slot and so on until all the data is stored. If the last bit of data is just a couple of bites. The remaining space is unusable for any other program, thus wasting space.

When you delete a program, those slots are emptied and the next time you install something, it is stored in the first available empty slot. SInce most programs are not the same size, your drive soon becomes fragmented and this slows down the way the OS is able to retrieve information. (That's why defraging is a good thing.)

So using smalller allocated table sizes makes more efficient storage (less wastage of space) but on large drives this also makes for slower retrieval times and makes the OS work harder.

But to answer your question, you cannot easily convert NTFS to FAT,and I don't understand why you'd want to go to FAT from NTFS anyway. NTFS has much better security (FAT has none) and is more efficient than FAT.

But to convert to FAT you would need to do the following:

BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST/

Then delete the partition that you wish to convert. This is done by going into Disk Management: right click "My Computer" -> Manage -> Disk Management, which is found under the Storage section. Right click the partition you wish to remove, and click "Delete Volume". This will erase the partition. Once you have done this, you must re-create the partition. This is done by right clicking on an unallocated region of a disk, and selecting "Create Partition". Then click "Create Logical Drive". Bear in mind that Windows cannot format a FAT32 partition that is any larger than 32GB. This is the case because FAT32 is terribly inefficient on volumes that are larger than 32GB: fragmentation becomes a serious problem.

To format this new volume, right click it, and choose Format. Again, if the volume you wish to format is larger than 32GB, FAT32 will not be one of the options available to you in the drop-down box. You will have to create multiple partitions if you want to format a large drive as FAT32. (Oops, there goes the reason you were doing this in the first place)

You would be better off just leaving it alone, and if you must have a bigger drive, either buy a larger drive, or merge 2 partitions. (Using the above method to do so)

Hope that helps.

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