Two Ways to Convert to FAT32 on External HD in Windows 10


Before using a hard drive, you need to partition and format it to a specific file system. Usually, in Windows, there are two common file systems for choice, such as NTFS and FAT32. Do you know what the differences between NTFS and FAT32 are?

As you know, NTFS is a preferred file system which owns many merits compared to FAT32. For example, it supports single file more than 4GB, has advanced security and compression features, and it is more stable than FAT32. Besides, FAT32 is an old file system which has a very good compatibility, which means it is available in some old versions of Windows operating system, including Windows 95/98/2000. Moreover, usually PS3 or PS4 game consoles and USB flash drives use FAT32 file system by default. But FAT32 has a limitation in file size, and it doesn’t support single file more than 4GB.

After learning about some information about NTFS and FAT32, you may ask why to convert to FAT32? Actually, it is due to the good compatibility of FAT32 in Windows OS and some specific consoles or flash drives, just like the above mentioned. So if you use a PlayStations, FAT32 is necessary.

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