Why you want to format NTFS to FAT32?
Now, almost all file system are NTFS, but sometimes, you may need to format your Hitachi hard drive from NTFS to FAT32. For example, some machines only support FAT32 file system, like PS3/4, or Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. If you use the NTFS Hitachi hard drive, you cannot read or write on the disk successfully.
Besides, sometimes, you need to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. The simplest solution is to convert the NTFS hard drive FAT32.
Format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 failed
Hitachi hard drive is a famous storage device which is widely used by computer user. But you may still need to format Hitachi from NTFS to FAT32. Unfortunately, when you try to format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32, you may get an error saying “The volume is too big for FAT32”. That is because Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a drive in FAT32 if it’s less than 32GB. The later Windows can format hard drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. Through, you may still get the error if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger. Well , here is the question, how to format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32?
Format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 without losing data
To format 1TB Hitachi hard drive from NTFS to FAT32, here we highly recommend you the third party software AOMEI Partition Assistant, which is a powerful disk manager that can help you format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 directly, or convert Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 without losing data. You can even use it to format 3TB hard drive to FAT32.
As we mentioned above, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to format Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 directly:
Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click your Hitachi 1TB hard drive, click Format Partition, and choose FAT32 as the new file system, click OK, and then, back to the main interface, click Apply to execute the task. However, this operation would delete all data on the partition.
Fortunately, AOMEI Partition Assistant supports you format hard drive from NTFS to FAT32 without losing data. That is using the NTFS to FAT32 Converter.
Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. It will display you the main interface. Click NTFS to FAT32 Converter at the left pane.
Step2. Then, it will skip to the wizard of NTFS to FAT32 Converter. Select NTFS to FAT32, click Next.
Step3. Then, select the NTFS partition that you want to convert to FAT32 below. Click Next.
Step4. Confirm the operation and click Proceed.
Step5. When the progress done, click Finish, and close the wizard.
Finally, you can see that your 1TB Hitachi hard drive has already changed into FAT32 file system.
With this wizard, you can convert Hitachi 1TB NTFS to FAT32 without losing data. It is very easy to solve the problem that how to format hard drive larger than 32GB into FAT32 and vice versa. Besides, you can use it to convert external hard drive to FAT32, or solve many other partition questions.