Qu-Drive – Formatting Disks Using Windows 10

Forums Forums Qu Forums Qu general discussions Qu-Drive – Formatting Disks Using Windows 10

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Ken Ken 4 years, 10 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #58263
    Profile photo of Ken
    Ken
    Participant

    So, I bought a few USB disks to use with Qu-Drive and none of them were working. Unfortunately, a few of them that are in the list as ‘supported’ still aren’t working for me but I figured out a key issue here that I thought I’d share with folks.

    All of the PC’s I use are running Windows 10. Win10 no longer has FAT32 as a default format option. Only exFAT (which is more like FAT64) and NTFS. Formatting exFAT is not compatible with FAT32 so the desk won’t recognize it.

    I was able to find a tool from Verbatim that quickly formats using FAT32 and I was able to get one of the devices to work properly. Here’s the link for the tool:

    http://www.verbatim.com/index/search.php?words=fat32+tool

    For reference – here are the 3 disks that I’ve purchased. The only one that worked after the FAT32 format with the Qu was the Sandisk Extreme 64GB. The Cruzer 64GB would stick at ‘reading disk’ on the console and sadly the 128GB Integral wouldn’t even recognize. This is particularly frustrating because I’ve seen demos on YouTube with the A&H guy using this disk and the only review on Amazon for the Integral is someone talking about how they are using it with their Qu.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0…?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0…?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0…?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Anyway, I just thought I’d share. I figure a lot of folks aren’t running Win10 yet but when you do you’ll run into this as you start formatting drives. It’s easy to just glance over it and miss that you aren’t actually formatting in FAT32.

    #58264
    Profile photo of Andreas
    Andreas
    Moderator

    You can still format FAT32 on Win10 using the commandline tool FORMAT with parameter /FS:FAT32. ExFAT is Windows standard for drives above 4GBytes since Win7 or even Vista.
    Anyway, having a GUI tool does simplify things sometimes.

    #58265
    Profile photo of Ken
    Ken
    Participant

    I hadn’t even noticed honestly…can’t remember the last time I had a need or wanted to format something other than NTFS so it’s new to me. Either way, I banged my head on the wall for a few days on this…figured maybe it would help someone else out. 🙂

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.