I have a 2.5" 160GB drive which I can place in my external eSATA dock and Windows 7 finds it and adds it, I need to run FAT32 on it so create for example a 10gb partition and format it FAT32 within Windows 7, I've also tried 3rd party apps that make the partition 160GB and format it FAT32 it makes no odds which method.
The problem is I copy files to it etc and it doesn't complain. Remove disk, re insert it later on and everything on it will have vanished like I never did it, it does seem I can create a folder and it will stay there, the files I've tried copying are not large, at most 40mb.
If I repeat the same but with NTFS it's fine and files stay so what's going on?
If I mount the disk on the iPad which is what I intended to use it for it recognises it and I can copy files from the system to the HDD and they show up in Windows 7 just not when I do it in Windows 7.
What's going on?