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  1.  Single Files over 4GB - FAT32 vs NTFS


    Not bad at all for 17 quid.. Had problems at first with it being formated in FAT32 direct from the factory. but this was fixed with a little tinkering.. Fisrtly it wouldn't format to NTFS which supports single files beyond the 4gb cap of FAT32 it was caused by the policies being s et to fast removal, just by changing them to performance it allowed me to format it in NTFS after which I returned it to optimised for quick removal. Best way to do that is goto the DESKTOP then right click on MY COMPUTER selecting "properties" from the dropdown menu, HARDWARE Tab , DEVICE MANAGER button, In device manger select DISK DRIVES by clicking the + next to it.. If you have the drive plugged in it will be listed there.. You need to then right click on the USB drive and select "Properties" from the dropdown menu , POLICIES Tab , Click the box for "Optimize for performance". This will allow you to format it to NTFS allowing larger files to be transfared to the drive.. You do this by now going to my computer right clicking on the USB drive and selecting "FORMAT" from the drop down menu select NTFS, click format and once it has finnished formating you're done. You may want to go back through the earlier steps and turn the "Optimized for quick removal" back on it's for the best as in performance mode you can get currupt of lost data if anthying happens e.g. powercut or somebody removing it without safely removing it through windows first.. Hope this is helpfull to someone out there..

    4 Stars would of been 5 stars if not for the trouble of formatting it to NTFS.