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Formatting an external HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tomiboi, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. tomiboi

    tomiboi Thread Starter

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    I purchased an external HDD from WD
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=262

    I wanted to know if I should reformat it to NTFS from FAT32.
    I will only use the drive as a backup drive for Microsoft RMS database backups.

    And, is it better to to partition such a drive (120GB) or is keeping it as a larger partition better?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    All my external drives are formatted NTFS, you don't have file size limitations, and NTFS is more robust and recovers from errors better than FAT32. Personally, I'd leave it as one large partition, why chop it up?
     
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