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I need to make my 500gb drive fat32. I tried to command prompt way and it went for a bit then failed and said drive was to big. Free would be nice!
Running windows 7 64bit. Its a Western Digital 500gb laptop drive I will be putting in the ps3.
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post #2 of 12
Pop it in, right click> Format> FAT32>Quick Format.
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not possible, over 32gb
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post #4 of 12
Have you tried gparted? Download, burn to cd, and boot to cd

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post #5 of 12
Windows will do a 500GB drive, but not using the GUI.

Open a cmd prompt, then type

Code:
format /FS:FAT32 X:
where X is the drive letter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
I I tried to command prompt way and it went for a bit then failed and said drive was to big.
I will check out gparted
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post #7 of 12
Hmm.

In that case try Fat32Formatter. It's free, and works in Windows.
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Actually I finally found Easeus Partition Master and it worked great inside windows in less than a minute.
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Quote:
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not possible, over 32gb
FAT32 can allocate over 32 GB
Just watch out since you can't store any single file over 4 GB.
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
FAT32 can allocate over 32 GB
Just watch out since you can't store any single file over 4 GB.
Read whole post please. The issue is that windows won't let you, not that you can't. Also the ps3 requires fat32 for all drives connected to it.
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