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Old 10-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help With Storing MEdia/Data on My Internal HD
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I moved from canada from Ireland 1 year ago. I had to HDs in My PC in Ireland. One For the operating Sytem and the other for storage. I took the one for storage out of the PC when i Moved to Canada and left the Operating sytem one in the PC in Ireland.
The one I Took With Me is an 80gb Western Digital and has been IDle for a good few months until i recently discovered i had a slot for it in my PC here. I had taught all this time that my PC here in Canada been new, only had Sata Connectors but it actually has a one connector for the old Western Digital, so i Installed it along with the existing Sata and an extra 1 Tb Sata.
My worry is this.
The 80 Gb from Ireland shows up empty! It is useable but empty?? I am ok as i have all the data elsewhere but....
I do not want to take the same risk with the new 1Tb Sata I am using as i intend using it for storage purposes for all my Data/Media.
My operating Sytem is on a seperate 100Gb Hard Drive.
Can anyone explain why the old 80gb shows up empty but useable as i did not delete the data. And also how can I Know I am safe storing Data on my New Internal 1 TB as i may switch that to another PC in The Future???
I do have an external TB which is full hence the reason I Got another one, but opted for the internal option this time. I Know i can probably get an external enclosure but at the same time i would like to know a safe way to leave it internal and not have the same thing happen as happened with my 80gb???
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds as though the 80Gig is NTFS File System
And you are trying to view it with a Fat32 Windows system
Note: You can check if your Windows is Fat32 by:
My Computer > right click on your C drive > Properties
Look for the "File system" entry. It'll either say NTFS or FAT32.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds as though the 80Gig is NTFS File System
And you are trying to view it with a Fat32 Windows system
Note: You can check if your Windows is Fat32 by:
My Computer > right click on your C drive > Properties
Look for the "File system" entry. It'll either say NTFS or FAT32.
I Checked...My Windows on C Drive Here in Canada Is NTFS... Could it Be That When In Ireland the 80gig was Fat 32 Sytsem?
Can You Explain the difference and which is better?
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the pc in ireland was an old dell dimension bought in october 2000...i installed windows xp on it in 2004 the system here in canada is only 1 year old..and has widows vista 32bit... dunno if this helps?
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