Seagate 500gb Partition and Convert to NTFS

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#1

i dont have a clue how to do this. ive read some articles in the internet but im afraid i didnt absorbed them very well. so i need help.
could you provide me some assitance with this pls?
or maybe i could just use good dedicated software out there that help me get through this. any suggestions? thanks.


#2

Easy.

From the CMD prompt just enter Convert x:/fs=NTFS/nosecurity where x: = the drive for conversion.

It should be absolutely safe but backup any important data first though.


#3

thanks timc for the speedy reply.
the 500gb external drive empty so this shouldnt be any problem.
is it /fs=ntfs or /fs:ntfs?
is it safe to put /no security? it means that everyone is granted access to the files and folders right?
how about partitioning the drive?


#4

Did the drive come with Seagates DiscWizard software? If not get it here


#5

ive already downloaded it but im stuck. when i select the L: drive which is my external drive and click next it gives me this msg.



#6

Wow, is there a free tech support number or email address you could use for Seagate. I’ve only had internal Seagate drives, never messed with an external one. Good Luck!


#7

Or maybe you could try it this way, from the Seagate FAQ here


#8

My bad there I’m afraid. It should be /FS:NTFS

You can always add security/ownership afterwards.

No need for any wizards I think. I did just this with my 2 250gb Seagate drives & with my friends 320gb one.


#9

im really sorry im just not confident doing things i dont know.
i did the windows thing but i dont see any other options when i right click the drive but format. when i select the format what i got is this. do i need to change anything or this options is already ok? thanks




#10

OK just format it then as there’s no data. If there was then the convert command I gave would be the one to use.


#11

ok thanks a lot timc. its now formatting.

update you in a while how it goes or i have trouble in partitioning it. cheers!


#12

ok now that the fomatting is finished i selected delete partition so that i can repartition it into more. now its nowhere to be found! :eek:


#13

You just deleted the formatting you already did. You must partition, then format. You’ll still find the drive in disc management.


#14

Personally I don’t recommend partitioning a drive but that’s just me.

It’s a shame you didn’t mention that you wanted to partition the drive into smaller partitions. Could have saved a lot of time.