Can we format this hard disk as FAT32? I don't see this characteristics even if I guess we can.
- Asked by Beatrice V
LaCie 3TB d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive
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1 Answer from the Community
FAT32 formats partitions up to 32GB, the default maximum size set by Windows. Large capacity drives like this aren't suited to FAT32 and are not normally recognised by Windows. A Mac sees it differently, and the format problem can be worked around, but it can be problematic. I've had 4 x 3TB drives fail within a couple of months of purchase, so I won't be doing it again.
- Answered by Moose H from Marlborough