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Windows XP, Format USB Drive – NTFS

By default Windows XP will only allow you to format your USB drive with the FAT or FAT32 file system. With a bit of tweeking you can format it with the NTFS File System.

Watch this video to find out how to do it:

9 April 2010 Posted by | Windows | , , | 2 Comments


Excert from the e-mail I received from Philip.

“If something seems too good to be true, goes the old saying, it IS too good to be true. The new high-end in USB flash drives, the 32GB version, with enough capacity to back up most typical users’ entire data build-up, typically retails at anywhere from $75 to$150 in the USA, and around R1 000 to R2 000 in South Africa. But now you can pick one up for R350 ($40) or less, depending how close you get to the source. One small problem: while they look, feel and present themselves to your computer as 32GB drives, they are in fact 1GB drives, partitioned to mimic 32GB drives in every respect except how much data it can hold. ”

A large quantity of these fake flash drives first appeared on E-Bay and are now being sold in Johannesburg. Please ensure you deal only with reputable companies that you know well.

A Big thanks to Philip from Perkal Gifts to warn us about this!

14 May 2009 Posted by | Technologies | , , , | Leave a comment