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breathemetal
12-27-07, 10:51 PM
I have an LACIE Design by F.A. Porsche 301103U 500GB 7200 RPM External Hard Drive. Its FAT32. Can i reformat it to NTSF without screwing it up? Is it supposed to be FAT32?

Bearclaw
12-27-07, 11:16 PM
If your reformat then you lose everything. BACK UP everything that you want to save (Everything, lol) and then format.

Just be careful, when you reformat it's BOOM-Headshot.

breathemetal
12-27-07, 11:25 PM
well i know id lose everything, i was just wondering if it was safe or not

stncttr908
12-28-07, 12:49 AM
Yeah, it's definitely safe. :D

Just make sure that after you put it into NTFS that you use the "Safely Remove Hardware" option in Windows. This is because NTFS uses what's known as journaling, which keeps track of changes in the Master File Table. If you simply disconnect it it might not sync up correctly and corrupt the MFT.

breathemetal
12-28-07, 01:25 AM
Thanks for the info

Vik1dk
12-28-07, 08:07 AM
If the drive is empty then reformat but if you got some stuff on it just convert it
ie: convert e: /fs:ntfs in command prompt