format fat 32 3/2 floppy to ntfs

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 4, 2010 at 23:02:55
Specs: Windows XP, intel/2gbs
format fat 32 3/2 floppy to ntfs

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#1
September 4, 2010 at 23:58:59
That makes no sense.

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#2
September 5, 2010 at 00:56:35
What do you expect to gain?

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#3
September 5, 2010 at 02:18:21
You can't anyway.

Floppies are FAT12 only.

Stuart


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#4
September 5, 2010 at 03:20:24
Actually not quite correct, there were 3.5" SuperFloppies LS120:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperDisk


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#5
September 5, 2010 at 04:13:02
The LS-120 where floppies but did need specific hardware and disks to make them work, not your standard floppy disks and drives that was installed in most computers. They were still formatted to FAT12 which can be used on disks, hard of floppy, up to 16 Mbs.

Microsoft and IBM did bring out a high capacity floppy that took the capacity up to 1,8 Mbs but that just involved cramming more tracks and more sectors per track onto the disk and required special drivers. They were still FAT12.

Stuart


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#6
September 5, 2010 at 04:59:37
I once saw instructions on how to format a floppy with NTFS but the website no longer exists. But this was a stunt just to show that it could be done and has no practical value. NTFS is a great format for a hard drive but probably the worst possible choice for a floppy. NTFS was never designed for removable drives, let alone a floppy.

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