Hacking Fat/Fat32, does it matter?

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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)
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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QUOTE said:
but I'm pointing it out because the DSTT supports up to a 4TB SDHC card

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?
wacko.gif
 

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