Necessary to format Verbatim to FAT32
Verbatim developed great data storage media for its users like USB flash drives, memory card, Solid State Drive, and other hard drives. Many users prefer to use Verbatim products to store data or transfer data between different devices. Sometimes, you will need to format Verbatim storage devices to FAT32.
For example, if you want to use Verbatim on Mac, Linux and some other older versions of Windows including Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, etc, you can format it to FAT32; Or if you want to use the Verbatim drive onPS3, Xbox or some other games consoles that only supports FAT32 file system, you need to format Verbatim to FAT32 as well.
Four FAT32 format tool you can try
In order to format Verbatim SSD/USB flash drive/memory card to FAT32 in Windows 10/8/7, there are four Verbatim FAT32 tools you can give a shot. Since formatting operation will lead to data loss on the target disk, please check whether there is something important, if there is, back up them via free backup software in advance.
Option 1. Using Disk Management
First of all, you can format Verbatim product to FAT32 through Disk Management within several steps.
Step 1. Open Disk Management: Right click “My Computer/This PC”, select “Management”, then click “Disk Management” under “Storage” in the left panel.
Step 2. Right click the Verbatim disk partition and select “Format…”.
Step 3. Select FAT32 at the File system drop-down list and clickOK.
Option 2. Using File Explorer
File Explorer is also a great tool to perform some basic formatting tasks. To format Verbatim to FAT32, do as follow:
Step 1. Double click “My Computer/This PC” to open File Explorer Window.
Step 2. Right click the Verbatim drive you need to format and choose “Format”.
Step 3. Then a small window will pop out in which you can select FAT32 in the File system options, tick “Quick Format” and click “Start” to begin the formatting process.
Option 3. Using Diskpart
Diskpart is a command line based utility, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Click “Start” button, type “cmd” in the “Search” field. Right click Command Prompt and run it as administrator. In the Command Prompt window, input “diskpart” to launch the utility.
Step 2. Type “list disk” and press “Enter”: you will get a list of all available disks connected to your computer.
Step 3. Type “select disk<disk number>” and hit “Enter”:select the Verbatim disk. Here we select disk 1.
Step 4. Type “list partition” and press “Enter”: you can view all partitions on the selected disk.
Step 5. Type “select partition <partition number>” and hit “Enter”: select the partition which needs to be formatted to FAT32. Here we select partition 2.
Step 6. Type “format fs=fat32 quick” and press “Enter”.
Option 4. Using AOMEI Partition Assistant (Recommended)
The above three tools are common methods to format disks to FAT32. They can work well in many cases. But under some special situations, they might let you down. For example, when the target drive is larger than 32GB, Disk Management and File Explorer won’t provide this file system for your selection, in Diskpart, you will get an error reporting The volume is too big for FAT32.
Thus, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard (compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit of Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista) is recommended. This free yet powerful disk formatting tool allows you to format a large Verbatim hard drive (over 32GB) to FAT32 with ease. Besides, it is able to format write-protected disk if the disk becomes write-protected due to corrupted file system. Also you can apply it to format hard drive from RAW to FAT32.
Step 1. Connect your Verbatim hard drive to Windows computer and make sure it is detected. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant, install and run it.
Step 2. Right click the target drive and choose “Format Partition”.
Step 3. In the pop-out mini Window, choose FAT32 in the File System list.
>>As you see, Ext2/3/4 are also available for you to choose right here, so you can also format disk to Ext 4 in Windows.
Step 4. Back to the main interface, click “Apply” to commit the pending operation.
Now you can choose a proper Verbatim FAT32 tool according to the actual size and condition of Verbatim hard drive. If you want to format Verbatim from NTFS to FAT32, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides “NTFS to FAT32 Converter”, allowing you to convert file system between NTFS and FAT32 without formatting/losing data. If you upgrade to Professional edition, more amazing functions will be available, such as recovering lost partition, splitting partitions and more