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Hard Drive Formatting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GamerGuy1, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. GamerGuy1

    GamerGuy1 Thread Starter

    Mar 6, 2009
    Hey there. Here's what's going on. I have a 500gb Western Digital Passport Essential. I had formatted it to NTFS right when I got it. It works fine with my Vista laptop. But I now wish I could use it with more. I'd like to be able to connect it to my PS3 and 360 to get media off of it, and I use Windows and Mac both very much on a daily basis, so I think I'd like to reformat it as FAT32, but before I do, I'd like to ask if this is a good idea. I've heard things that FAT32 doesn't accept files more than 4 gigs? So any help on the matter would be great. Thanks.
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    I would consider that the File size limit would make it an unwise choice however you could make a fat32 partition on the drive for the gaming system media part. leaving the rest NTFS.
  3. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    The limit on FAT32 file size is 4 Gigabytes, actually 4 Gigabytes less 1 byte.

    I don't know much about gaming systems. Do they generally create or use files that exceed that limit?
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