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Old 06-05-07, 06:14 PM
mrapoc mrapoc is offline
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Format external for storage?

What should I format my external enclosure (with hdd obviously) with and how would I go about doing it if I only wanted it for storage (non bootable) just detectable.

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Old 06-05-07, 07:37 PM
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As NTFS through windows disc manager (in Admin Tools)
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Old 06-05-07, 09:42 PM
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Fat32 for more compatability

but i'm a linux geek. Either way you can right click it in my computer and hit format.
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Old 06-05-07, 09:52 PM
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I think it disables quick remove when formatted in NTFS meaning you should click the "safely remove hardware" or you could loose some data.
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Old 06-05-07, 10:03 PM
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oh right - isnt one better at keeping speed, more space per blah blah and less fragmentation?
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Old 06-05-07, 11:39 PM
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Mine is NTFS and works no problem. Hot swappable and all.
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Old 07-05-07, 10:31 AM
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Mine is NTFS and works no problem. Hot swappable and all.
I'll try and find a little more information in a bit.

http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/ar...05/108205.aspx

We've had 3 or 4 schools loose information because of this!
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Old 07-05-07, 10:40 AM
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I have heard of that issue but my portable HDD is NTFS and has never lost a single file when removed, even during write/read.

Will the drive be removed often?
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Old 07-05-07, 10:47 AM
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tis a game of luck i suppose, But i'd prob format it as FAT32
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Old 07-05-07, 11:12 AM
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I'm gonna turn it on before i boot pc if i feel like watching a video, or accessing any files I have stored there (im trying to rid my main boot hdds of large files) so its not going to be used apart for backup and storage.

I have it connected via sata atm, i will use usb for sharing with friends @ lans for example
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