01-25-2009 07:40 PM
The Manual states the following, but the File System dropbox is grayed out and unchangeable:
To format a hard drive or array, select it fromAlso, what does the (internal drives can only be formatted with XFS) mean?
the Target Disk drop box. Choose the file
system desired from the File System dropbox
(internal drives can only be formatted with XFS).
Note that FAT32 has a 4 gigabyte fi lesize limit
for individual fi les. If you choose FAT32 for your
fi le system, you will not be able to store single
fi les larger than 4 gigabytes on the drive. Use of
the XFS or EXT3 fi le systems is recommended.
Press Select Target Disk when done, and then
01-25-2009 10:16 PM
The drive can be reformatted in only a select few file systems. It needs to stay within those to function. NETWORK shares, DO NOT need to be on your computer's file system. File system IS an issue when a drive is DIRECTLY connected into your computer via usb, eSATA etc. Your drive is fine. You don't need to do anything with it.
01-27-2009 12:13 PM
04-02-2009 04:41 AM
Well, I still don't understand what "internal drives can only be formatted with XFS" mean.
Sorry for my english (I'm italian), but this means drivers that are inside the Linkstation can only be formatted with XFS: but the manual says that they can be formatted also with EXT3 or FAT32 (???).
If I choose to use EXT3 filesystem, I will not able to re-formatting the Linkstation again? (In this case, is it only possible to return to XFS, destroying all data?)
In your opinion, what is the best file system to use with this jewel? EXT3 or XFS?
Will Buffalotech support EXT4 and Torrent with a future firmware update?
04-05-2009 05:16 PM
07-12-2011 04:01 PM
In OS X and higher:
You can verify if this worked by returning to the Finder. The drive should appear in the left toolbar under Devices. Highlight the drive and then select Command-I to get drive info. Under "General" the Format field should read "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)."
Hope that helps.
07-28-2011 09:43 AM
Thanks RSMARG, that was very helpful. Is it possible to format the Linkstation Live (LS-CH1.0TL) into TWO partitions? One with the standard formatting and one with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)? The reason is that I need to create a Mac partition on my drive but I do not want to lose all of the files that I already have saved on it.
Do you know if this is possible and compatible using Mac's Disk Utility?