FAT32 Format (stylized as fat32format as written on the command line) is a disk formatting utility designed to format discs larger than 32 GB with the venerable FAT32 file system. Some operating systems software or experiments only require or support FAT32. It is designed specifically for Windows XP which struggles more than any other OS to exceed FAT32's limitations but in our testing works elsewhere as well.
The alternatives to FAT32 Format have huge limitations. For example the Windows 98 format tool cannot go above 137 GB and even jury-rigged it and other 16-bit operating systems run the risk of corrupting the drive via scandisk. But this software gets around those problems elegantly and has been shown to work on drives of 250 GB and up. It also runs VERY quickly: it even skips bad sector checks to best tackle formatting huge drives with an old and cautious format. Also important it has a few failsafes to ensure it can't format drives with files
FAT32 Format was developed long before SSDs were common and doesn't support CD or DVD drives either in fact it specifically focuses on drives with 512-byte sectors. IF you don't know what that entails FAT32 Format may not be the best choice for you... or at least its graphical equivalent might be better. But its fast speeds snippy warnings and options make it great for its intended purpose.
Supports huge drives
Doesn't support SSDs
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thanks sooo much. This made my life easier specifically for the seagate hard drive.
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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