Anywho Windows doesn't allow you to format external memory in FAT32 beyond 30GBS that means any drive exceeding this amount will error out upon formatting attempt. Moreover Windows 7 doesn't even offer a FAT32 options, mainly because it's old as hell and quite honestly a bad way to store your data. So what's the solution for a person with HDD that exceeds this amount. Here's a few:
- Get a new smaller HDD (umm no)
- Find a friend with a Mac and format it there or at the school lab (possibly)
- Buy an Apple HDD that already comes FAT32 (not me I don't got the $$$ for that)
- GOOGLE it!
Well I chose number 4 and with very little skill, mostly being able to follow directions, and a white belt in Linux-based Ubuntu; I overcame the problem and have a FAT32-based external HDD that is 150 GB.
How'd I get there? Well tune in and I'll provide all the juicy details in the coming post!
Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease