NTFS formatted USB stick

ruurik

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Hi all. I have a 30 gb USB stick formatted as NTFS and it could be read on my HDR. I then had to format the stick to use a different file system. Afterwards, I formatted it back to NTFS and now the Humax cannot read the stick. If I plug in or unplug the stick, it notifies me of this on TV but I can't access it from the Humax menu anymore. Any ideas why or what I need to do to resolve this? Thanks for your help.
 
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ruurik

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Thanks for your reply. Hmmm this is strange. I know one of my two Humax boxes read from my NTFS stick ok. If the Foxsat could never read NTFS, do you think it could have been my HDR-Fox T2 that read from the stick? I remember it couldn't write to it but it could read from it ok.
 

MartinLiddle

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If the Foxsat could never read NTFS, do you think it could have been my HDR-Fox T2 that read from the stick?
Yes the HDR-FOX T2 has built in read only NTFS support; the custom firmware can add read and write support for NTFS.
 
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ruurik

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Thanks Martin for your reply. So my NTFS USB stick must have been working with my HDR-FOX T2. Sorry that I created this post in the wrong forums. Should I start a new post in the HDR-FOX T2 forum? Or continue to use this one?

Basically the NTFS stick worked and since I reformatted it, it doesn't work. When I format in Windows, does it matter what the 'allocation unit size' is?
 
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MartinLiddle

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Thanks Martin for your reply. So my NTFS USB stick must have been working with my HDR-FOX T2. Sorry that I created this post in the wrong forums. Should I start a new post in the HDR-FOX T2 forum? Or continue to use this one?
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Basically the NTFS stick worked and since I reformatted it, it doesn't work. When I format in Windows, does it matter what the 'allocation unit size' is?
How did you reformat it? If with Windows, what version?
 

Black Hole

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I suspect the UPD hasn't been formatted thoroughly enough to satisfy a non-Microsoft system. NTFS is proprietary to Microsoft - the specification has never been put into the public domain and any non-Microsoft system using NTFS is doing so by software that has been written by trial and error. Try formatting the UPD to NTFS as a fresh format, using a third party partition manager.

For more info see Things Every... (click) section 12.
 
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ruurik

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Thanks guys for altering the thread tags and moving the post.

Thanks very much for the replies. :)

I formatted the USB stick on Windows 8.1 and when that didn't work, I tried Windows 7 too. I tried both quick format and full format.

I'll read Black Hole's info now. Thank you.
 

grahamlthompson

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Thanks guys for altering the thread tags and moving the post.

Thanks very much for the replies. :)

I formatted the USB stick on Windows 8.1 and when that didn't work, I tried Windows 7 too. I tried both quick format and full format.

I'll read Black Hole's info now. Thank you.
When you formatted in Windows, there should be a drop down to allow you to choose File System. To use it with a Foxsat-HDR you must choose FAT32.
 
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ruurik

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Thanks for your help everybody. I used RUFUS to format it and it worked this time. Thank you. :)
 
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