How do i format my wd essential hard drive to FAT32?


#1

Ive tried toformat myWD essential hard drive in computer management and then going to format i only get NTFS and exFAT. the reason i want to format it to FAT32 is so i can use it on my playstation 3 for my media.

How would i go about changing it to FAT32

Thanks


#2

go to your account WD, then update register your product by entering the serial number of your product WD, next click downloads, next click  External USB/FireWire Fat32 Formatting Utility, next download in


#3

Ive tried that on my xp pc and it says that the mem usage is to low or not supported, but its a 320gb memory so i cant understand. am i doing anything wrong?


#4

hi,

how many Gb did you make for FAT32 partition?


#5

HI WELL WINDOWS WONT ALLOW YOU TO FORMAT A HARD DRIVE LAGERS THEN 30GB TO FAT 32

TO FORMAT THE DRIVE TO FAT32 IN A WINDOWS BASE COMPUTER YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD A 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO OR USE A MAC AND FORMAT THE DRIVE TO MSDOSFAT


#6

first time here but i might have the key to alot of peoples problems!!

       hope everyone who needs this information sees it.

       Not sure if this is known yet by the community or not?

       I have managed to clean the entire hard drive and begun using it as a plain drive(no smartware)

       here is the link(click language of choice)

        http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=MaxBlast_5&vgnextoid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM1…

      hope this helps!! can now use it on my xbox 360 and ps 3!!!


#7

Does this work for Win 7 as I am trying to format a WD portable terabyte hard drive to work with my laptop.

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