MiniAide Fat32 Formatter lets you format or create fully customizable partitions in any hard drive. It merits using just for the detailed information it gives you about your computer's hard drive or drives alone. It's also worth recommending, even if it is a mouthful to say.
This program gives you a graphic organizer of your hard disk/s and partitions. It shares status information like the available space, style of formatting, and what they're being used for. You can create new partitions of any size, as well as delete and relabel existing partitions. If a drive's really giving you trouble, you can wipe it and reformat it, with ease. You can even defragment a drive from inside the program to gain some extra space. MiniAide Fat32 Formatter presents all of these nifty features in a sleek package that is really light on RAM usage. It took us less than a minute to download and install this useful utility using its built-in setup wizard. We found the demo video that comes with this program quite useful, too. Once set up and running, the program instantly allocated all our partitions and we were able to perform operations on any of our partitions with just a few clicks and each action took from a few seconds to less than a minute to complete.
If you think you're the type of power user that needs a program like this, this download is a no-brainer. MiniAide Fat32 Formatter gives you all of the control over your hard drive that you crave in a smooth package. Before doing anything, creating a backup is recommended, of course.
As of now, fat32 formatter has worked on disks 2TB. Interfaces tested include IDE/PATA, SATA, eSATA, USB and Firewire The formatted disks work on windows 2000 XP Vista Win7, Mac, Linux, the iPod (40gb), various Nas boxes and media players and Norton Ghost 2003 Fat32 formatter works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 and Vista Win7. Note that Windows 9x/Me are not supported and do not work, but you can use the format.exe supplied with them instead. If you have problems creating partitions bigger than 137GB on an ATA (IDE) disk connected to the motherboard, make sure you have SP1 or later and an LBA48 compatible bios. Check your motherboard site for a bios update. Vista And Win7 fat32 formatter works with Vista and later. The UI has changed a bit when creating drives and UAC makes the whole process a bit more cumbersome. A couple of people asked me about 64K cluster size. There are compatibility problems with this, as 16 bit set up programs sometimes assume that the cluster size will fit in a 16 bit integer. When calculating disk space, they thus end up with a value of zero. Fat32format disables cluster sizes bigger than 32K for this reason. However, some people need this, so the current version has the check disabled. You still need to force the cluster size by hand though. Support: 1. Fat32 Formatter added support for bytes per sector values of other than 512 2. Fat32 Formatter format volume to fat32,support up to 2TB bytes volume 3.
I used this program to create a FAT32 partition on a thumb drive. The partition was created successfully, but when I attempted to add files to the drive I was refused because the drive is now "Write Protected", which it never was before using MiniAide's program. I attempted to remove the write protection using the command line, and it failed. I attempted to reformat the drive through MiniAide, and it failed. As far as I'm concerned MiniAide owes me $20 for a new thumb drive as I now have a blank drive that cannot be used because of their piece of **** program.
The car camera wasn't recording because "it"didn't support anything above 32Gb, or SDXC format.After a frustrating conversation with the memory manufacturer's off shore support,I was able to determine what the issue was.You'd think they would be happy I wasn't complaining about THEIR SD card,just tried to isolate the recording function not working.
Tried to format a 500gb HDD to FAT32 using DOS in Windows 7, after 4 hours it reached 100% then said it could not format the drive as it was too big. This program took less than a minute and the drive works perfectly.
Worked perfectly! Now my Smart TV can see my hard drive.
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I bought a Seagate 3TB hard drive to have easy access to my media on my Smart TV. Well, I was quite disappointed when I plugged it in and it didn't show up on the tv at all. I did some reading and realized that most devices will not recognize NTFS, and that FAT32 is the way to go. I tried Acronis Disk Director as many others had suggested, but it wouldn't recognize Seagate for some reason. So I came across this software and thought I would give it a try. Although, I had read that FAT32 usually will only work with hard drives 2TB or less, I wanted to try it anyway (didn't want to waste return shipping money to Amazon, so I was trying anything!). Quick install, no trouble recognizing my device, instructional video was very helpful. I followed the instructions and had NO PROBLEMS at all. In about 5 minutes start to finish, my tv was recognizing my hard drive and playing my media. THANK YOU!
I needed to re-format a Toshiba Canvio 500gb USB hard drive to FAT32 for use as a backup drive for a PS3. I clicked on download, ran the software, skimmed through a 30 second video tutorial & then had the drive reformatted to FAT32, all in less than 5 minutes. I'm sure its good for other things, but that was all I needed done.