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RSess
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S25-M 160GB SSD Will format as FAT32 but not as NTFS. What's up with that?

Windows 8, Intel SSD 160GB. NOT the system drive.

When I installed the drive the system saw it. I then tried to format it as NTFS but Win 8 would not format the drive that way. After a few failed attempts at that I tried to format it as FAT32 and that worked.

I can probably use the drive fine in FAT32 mode, but I'd prefer to use NTFS.

Do any of you have any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks,

Rich

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Jose_H_Intel1
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Hello Rich,

The issue seems odd; however, as I am not aware where is the drive connected to, I would like to suggest using an internal SATA connection or different SATA controller (SATA port 0). If the issue is present that way, you may try a secure erase using the Intel® SSD Toolbox and then try formatting it again. Otherwise, I hope you can also format it in a different system.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455

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