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12-27-07, 09:51 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?

12-27-07, 10:16 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.

12-27-07, 10:25 PM
well i know id lose everything, i was just wondering if it was safe or not

12-27-07, 11:49 PM
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.

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

12-28-07, 07:07 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