Question Is It Possible to force a drive to format as NTFS?

TheScottCSmith

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Hey everyone,

So I bought off of eBay what was described as an external SSD, 2 TBs, for...$35.00. I thought it might have been a scam, but went ahead anyway as eBay will refund your purchase. Anyway, the drive arrived (the brand was described as "DreamWalker Mobile Hard Drive") and of course it wasn't a SSD. But it's a standard USB 3.0 external drive. I discovered that I couldn't format it as NTFS (when trying the drive would make a clicking sound) and, in fact, could only format it as ExFat. My question is, is there a method to force a NTFS format? Either through software or some other means. I'd like to use in on my Xbox as external storage, but the Xbox doesn't recognize ExFat. Thanks in advance. I guess if there isn't a way, I have 2 TBs of storage to use on my Windows machine, for only $35.
 

USAFRet

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2TB SSD - $35
Strike 1

"when trying the drive would make a clicking sound "
Strike 2

"could only format it as ExFat "
Strike 3


Formatting in NTFS is built into Windows. Connect it and format.
If it fails, then this particular dive is faulty. Either get a refund, or accept the $35 loss.

And I wouldn't count on it being actually "2TB". HDD or SSD.
 

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