I got a Lacie 160gig Firewire hard drive. I am running Windows XP. I hooked it up and Windows didnt recognize it. I heard about how Windows can only recognize external hard drives in 32gig sized partitions for fat32 format. I need it for both Mac and PC so thats why I need fat32. Can someone tell me if there is any way I can hook this up without having to buy more stuff like cards or software? If not what is it I need?
Since you want to use it for video, I'd just format it NTFS, since the limit on file size for FAT32 is 4gb. Yes, if you format it FAT32 on a system, you can plug it into the PC and see all of it. You can actually format it FAT32 on your PC if you use something like Partition Magic, I've done that a number of times.
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