[access-uk] Re: External Hard Drives

Andy,

, in a nutshell NTFS is a more rebust and efficient file system than FAT32.

You don't need to format it to NTFS but IMHO it's nicer.

If you're only planning on using the drive on XP or in-time maybe Vista then 
I'd stick to NTFS.

If you plan on using the drive on a say Windows 98 machine I'd stick to 
FAT32.

NTFS can be read under 98 but it's a bit more involved.

Dj Paddy
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 4:00 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: External Hard Drives


Sandra - I bought a plug and go 300GB external Seagate hard drive from
Maplins for £89, and haven't reformatted it, leaving it as fat32, and all
seems ok; so why or what are the advantages of formatting it to NTFS? How
necessary is this? - Andy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandra Henshall" <oceania@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:02 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: External Hard Drives


| Andy, if you don't mind ordering on line,
| http://www.svp.co.uk
| are doing some pretty reasonably priced Freecom external hard drives at
the
| moment.  I got a 250 gb for £65.00 and that included next day delivery.
| They also do a 400 gb model for about another tenner I think.  I had to
| format to NTFS and there was lots of info on the net as to how to do this
as
| I hadn't a clue.  Even before I formatted it, though, it still just showed
| up as an extra drive on my PC.  I can send you the info I used about
| reformatting off list if you need to do this.
|
| Cheers,
| Sandra.
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