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Format 8TB External Drive to FAT32 on Mac

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Hey, I just purchased a Seagate 8TB Backup Plus and would like to format it to FAT32 so my PS3/4 or MyGica ATV380 media player will read it. Disk Utility for Mac can't seem to do anything over 4TB. Any info would be great!

thank you

Ryan

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Try using a live cd/USB method with gparted and see if it sees the USB drive properly.

  1. Insert the USB-Stick/Device and format it by using the disk utility to FAT16/FAT32
  2. Download GParted live ISO file
  3. Download mac version of UNetbootin
  4. Start UNetbootin, select ISO mode and choose your ISO file
  5. Click OK and wait until the process has been finished
  6. Another alternative is to use UNetbootin to download and flash your USB drive with Parted Magic (available in choose box).

http://klein0r.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-gparted-bootable-usb-device-in.html

"C" key might be the key to boot to the device.

If that doesn't work, find a person that has a windows machine or go find a public place with Windows computers.

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Note that it'll probably need to be an XP box, later versions of Windows don't let new FAT32 partitions be created over 32GB, at least not with the built-in disk management tools.

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