reformat a ntfs drive as fat 32
Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:02 PM
Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:43 AM
Just use Fdisk to rip the partitions out and make new ones. These can then only be FAT32, since FDisk and Format won't work with non-FAT drives.
Or a program like Partition Magic will do the same thing, plus you can format it from in there as well.
FAT32 drives in theory can be up to 2 Terabytes in size, however in reality the computers at the time FAT32 came out couldn't see anything bigger than 32Gb anyway, and by the time you get over 32Gb the amount of wasted space was too great.
You can format a FAT32 partition as big as you need depending on the hardware limitations. 137Gb would seem to be a common barrier but there wouldn't be anything to stop you going over this if the hardware can do it. It'd be a waste, yes, but you can do it.
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