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Windows 7: Bizarre errors trying to format 1Tb drive FAT32

05 Apr 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

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HD Recorders don't read NTFS FAT32 is universall . Could be read on Windows and Mac OSes
Thank you very much for the info.

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05 Apr 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I not very knowledgeable about such things but I do wonder why a hard drive would require Fat 32.
It's not the hard drive giving the requirement, but the device trying to read the drive. I'd prefer to use NTFS as well, but it sounds like the DVR needs a more universal format.
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05 Apr 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I ever understand more, thanks all.
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06 Apr 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I went off FAT32 because of the filesize limit, so I downloaded a Linux Live CD, booted it on my Proliant Microserver and formatted the drive EXT3.

I don't care what format the drive is, as long as the FOXSAT HDR accepts it. It did, and I'm now sorted.
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