- Step 1: Format hard drive If you have a Mac, use converter software so that you can read and write to NTFS drives.
- TIP: NTFS is a Windows filing system, and converter software enables Macs to write to NTFS.
- Step 2: Store large files Store files of 4 gigabytes or more with no loss in system performance.
- Step 3: Add preferences Add your own preferences to files, such a specific file name, icons, and other attributes in the Preferences menu.
- Step 4: Recover files Recover lost or deleted files from the hard disk more easily without running disk repair.
- Step 5: Avoid storing sensitive data Avoid storing sensitive data, as the NTFS format lacks encryption capabilities and can be easily accessed without logging into the operating system.
- Step 6: Share and back up Share files with Macs and Linux computers that have been converted to NTFS or back up your data to an external hard drive with NTFS formatting.
- FACT: IBM introduced the first hard drive in 1956 with a storage capacity of 5 megabytes. It was so large it had to be moved with a fork lift.
You Will Need
- Computer navigation skills
- Converter sofware