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c327
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Formatting SSD

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I have a brand new Samsung T3 portable 500gb SSD. I have had it for 2 or 3 years if not longer and have never used it or plugged it in. Going to finally use it if I can.
Make - Samsung T3 portable 500gb SSD
Model # MU-PT500B

Can I use this on my Windows 10 Pro 64 bit PC?

I'm guessing I may have to format it once I plug it in? My question is what file format should I format it to?

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No need to format it, just make a partition on it. Filesystem-wise I'd let Windows 10 do it's thing. I bet if you power off, connect the thing, power on, windows will ask you to make the drive useable, let it do so.
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Re: Formatting SSD

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evasive wrote:No need to format it, just make a partition on it. Filesystem-wise I'd let Windows 10 do it's thing. I bet if you power off, connect the thing, power on, windows will ask you to make the drive useable, let it do so.
I will do what you say. Just so I know, what would the file system format be? Usually its Fat 32 and not NTFS no ????

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NTFS - Windows 10 will try and avoid formatting in Fat32, it would rather use exFat - to do with GPT (for drives over 2Tb). I had to use RUFUS to create bootable FAT32 drives and Easus to make Fat32 hard drives (for removal).
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Re: Formatting SSD

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evasive wrote:No need to format it, just make a partition on it. Filesystem-wise I'd let Windows 10 do it's thing. I bet if you power off, connect the thing, power on, windows will ask you to make the drive useable, let it do so.
Got an old SSD as well, good to hear it will be easily recognized without formatting.
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