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Discussion in 'DSTT' started by Omgwtfisthat, Jan 12, 2008.
Mine is formatted in fat, and has no problems. Should I format it to fat32?
fat32 has the advantage of long filenames and such. You probably wont experience any difference but I still recommend formatting to fat32. Up to you.
Make a more educated decision with a little research:
FAT vs. FAT32.
Thanks you guys
i always use FAT with 64k clusters because of the speed boost it gives you
I don't really understand any of this stuff, I just wanna know which is better for DSTT xD
I think most people who are fat and 32 years old play a lot of World of Warcraft.
When sdhc cards are formated in fat they work faster (checken it and it is true).
if most of your files are big (commerical roms), you should use FAT. If you use lots of small files you should use fat32 (like homebrew)
FAT16, 64KB clusters.
Oh I forgot to mention I'm using a 2gb MicroSD, so I can't format to FAT16
YES you can
No, actually no I can't. Well not with windows.
yes you can via command line
you just write in command line
format g: /FS:FAT
g is the letter of your flash drive it could be other than g
I formatted my 4 gb sdhc card with that command
format g: /FS:FAT
FAT? I can format to FAT, but not FAT16
Anyway I think I'll keep it as FAT, thanks for contributing people
Go to: Start -> Run -> diskmgmt.msc
Select your SD card and right-click "Format"
* Volume Label: Whatever you like
* File System: FAT
* Allocation unit size: Default or 64k
Just going to point out that FAT16 has a finite number of files that can be stored in the root directory of its file structure - 512 files (less if you use long file names). That's a lot of files, but I'm pointing it out because the DSTT supports up to a 4TB SDHC card. It's conceivable (however unlikely) that you may run into this problem at some future date.
It bit me in the ass when I was trying to load my wife's digital photo frame up for her. We have some 1000+ pictures of our cats and daughter, but the old frame would only read FAT16. A half hour of research turned up the above link, which is why I applied my two bits to this thread.
Thanks for the tip twit (wow, 1000 photos)
and helpme, yep I formatted it to FAT with default allocation size
how do you format a SDHC card to FAT16 i thought they were just FAT32 cause FAT16 has a 4GB limit??
Yea that's what I tought too?