Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

500gb External Hd


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 BigDragonCool

BigDragonCool

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 08:13 AM

ok i had brought a Lacie 500gb External HD. and i notice it was preformatted as fat32. so i tried to fomat it to NTSC by right-clicking on it and going to format. but it started and like 10-15 mins later it stop and now i have 465gb left. i not sure what i did wrong...........but let me tell you what i want to use it for because i heard it can't hold files over 4gb. i want to basically hold files over 4gb :huh: . so do i need to convert it to NTSC? and if i do how do i go about it because i don't want to lose anymore space. :thumbsup:

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,873 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:13 AM

You are good...you never had 500GB of storage and 464/465 is the correct yield for what is advertised as 500GB.

Hard Drive Size being reported wrong in Windows - http://articles.networktechs.com/printer-36.html

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis

#3 BigDragonCool

BigDragonCool
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:11 AM

but let me tell you what i want to use it for because i heard it can't hold files over 4gb. i want to basically hold files over 4gb :huh: . so do i need to convert it to NTSC? and if i do how do i go about it because i don't want to lose anymore space. :huh:


ok thx for this info :thumbsup: and mybad your right NTFS but i still like to know about putting files over 4gb on here

Edited by BigDragonCool, 25 November 2007 - 11:18 AM.


#4 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,601 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:05:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:49 AM

To convert a volume to NTFS , Click Start, > All Programs, > Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs.

Edited by dc3, 25 November 2007 - 11:54 AM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,873 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:36 PM

FAT32 or NTFS Making the Choice - http://www.theeldergeek.com/ntfs_or_fat32_file_system.htm

Louis

#6 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:08:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:12 PM

FAT32 can't make/use files over 4+ gB in size - it's a limitation of the FAT32 system.
NTFS doesn't face that limitation (it's limited to the maximum volume size which is 2 tB)
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#7 BigDragonCool

BigDragonCool
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:06 PM

Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:29 PM

To convert a volume to NTFS , Click Start, > All Programs, > Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs.

wait so i put convert H: /fs:ntfs?


thx again all sorry for the double topic

Edited by BigDragonCool, 25 November 2007 - 11:30 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users