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FAT and FAT32 formats

randpwar
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FAT and FAT32 formats

Had to manually update my PVR recently with the software copied to a USB memory stick. The PVR said it couldn’t find the file first time so looked for help on t’internet and found that the format of the USB memory stick must be FAT32. I converted the stick from the original FAT to FAT32 and it worked well. I can’t imagine that there is a big difference between the two formats, is there?   
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Re: FAT and FAT32 formats

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Re: FAT and FAT32 formats

I think FAT (AKA FAT12) is restricted to a maximum of 32MBytes.
It's fine for diskettes (what are those). Smiley
FAT 16 was common - last century - but limited to 2GB
FAT32 has a much bigger limit.
FAT12/16/32 is probably O.K. for memory sticks, but it's a pretty poor file system by modern standards.

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Re: FAT and FAT32 formats

can I reformat my Fat 32 memory stick to NTSC ?
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NTFS should be possible, if you try to formt it to NTSC the colours will be all wrong. Grin
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randpwar
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Re: FAT and FAT32 formats

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can I reformat my Fat 32 memory stick to NTSC ?

From memory (if you'll pardon the pun) the two choices in Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management were FAT32 and NTFS. Be very careful not to re-format your C drive  Wink
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In doing so, you will wipe all existing files on the stick.
Have you tried formatting your video card as NTSC?

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Everybody's a comedian Wink Smiley
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Re: FAT and FAT32 formats

careful they are PAL's of mine
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In doing so, you will wipe all existing files on the stick.

It does give a warning of that;  just back the files up before reformatting.....worked for me Smiley