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Format a NTFS hard drive in 10.3 - NOT
Authored by: pantera on Apr 22, '05 08:23:59AM

Ok, I would let this slide if, in addition to being an idiot, you didn't behave like an asshole.

Your claim that relative position of adjective vs. noun has any relation to tense is absolutely unfounded. In other words: this is complete and utter bullshit!

For those who want an argument beyond insults, I would just suggest to consider the phrase "create a NTFS hard drive".

As to the ambiguity of the title, I might add that "format" in standard nomenclature is synonymous with "create a file system". The usual interpretation of "format a NTFS hard drive" would therefore be "create a filesystem of the type NTFS" (within a partion on a hard drive). The result would be a "NTFS volume" using Macintosh terms.

From the hint it is not even clear if the poster actually "formatted the drive", whether what he did affected the partition table (which is quite different between Mac and other systems), created a new file system, etc. It is therefore not clear if the resulting disk is even usable on a PC.

I'm not saying the hint is useless. Deleting data from a disk formatted with a file system not well supported by Mac OS X can certainly be necessary in some cases. It's just not what one would expect under the title "format a NTFS drive".



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