I'd appreciate any great advice on this matter.
Last week, I bought a new External Hard Drive (so brand new out of the box). I want to format the External Hard Drive to exFAT to use on Mac and Win (Win 7 and 10)
Disk Management: I tried a full format via Disk Management but the result was RAW. However, a quick format seems to work.
Command Prompt: I tried format e: /fs:exFAT The result was varied and included not valid volume label (which was fixed via Disk Management).
Right now, current state of External Hard Drive:
1) Would it be possible for me to format each volume and partition via the Command Prompt to exFAT ? Or, would this present any problems?
2) Is it possible that the External Hard Drive was defective or previously used (and returned) by someone else?
I had previously formatted a similar External Hard Drive (100% to NTFS via the Command Prompt). I was wondering if this could explain the RAW and also explain the FAT32 partition.