Fat 32 and 200 hard disk

Partycan

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Ihave a ? for some one can a 200 gig hard drive formated in fat 34 work in in windows Xp sp2 and all update's.

Only asking as a mate has one for sale and i wouldent mine putting it in hear in place of my 80 gig slave.

? Would it read as 200 gig formated in fat 32 on me xp home.


Cheers for any info.
 

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yes it would read it fine, but you can allways change it over to ntfs format if you need to.
 

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So what your saying mate is that XP can read fat 32 and NTFS ok.

Only asking as i was told that you had to change to ntfs to read biger hard drives over 127 gig and i dont wont to get it if it will only read the 127 and not the full 200.

Cheers anyway mate.
 

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It'll work fine, with a few limitations. The main one being that you can't have a single file which is larger than 4GB.

Usually only a problem if you use a lot of large iso images.

Some info here and here.

As Napster said, it is easy to convert to NTFS if you want too.
 

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Cheers good read m8, ill try a 200 in fat 32 and if my xp wont see it i think ill have to reformatt me c drive and the 200 drive in ntfs.

Cheers.
 
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