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Reformat Lacie External Hard Drive on Both Windows and Mac

Updated on Nov 30, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
Sometimes we want to reformat Lacie external hard drive to FAT32 so that the drive can run on both Windows and Mac. This page tells you how to easily format or reformat Lacie external hard drive to FAT32 easily and safely.

"Hi, do you know how to reformat Lacie external hard drive to FAT32 so that it can be used for both Windows PC and Mac? Two months ago, I bought a Lacie external hard drive as a backup drive of my Windows 7 computer. So I formatted it to NTFS initially. Yesterday my father's Mac was damaged by vicious viruses and needed an external drive, and I guess he can use mine as long as the Lacie drive can be formatted to FAT32. However, I tried many times on Mac, but it failed. Do you have any other ways to reformat NTFS Lacie external hard drive to the FAT32 file system?"

How to Use EaseUS Partition Manager to Reformat Lacie External Hard Drive Quickly

Most of the time, we come straightly to give people the handiest solution to achieve their goals. There is more than one way to deal with the Lacie reformatting issue. However, we highly suggest them to take a shortcut. EaseUS Partition Master Free is such a practical and reliable hard drive reformatting utility, which allows Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista users to freely convert NTFS to FAT32 or convert FAT32 to NTFS by using the "format partition" feature concluded in the free partition manager.

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 Windows 10 is supported

For a completely safe reformatting procedure, it's necessary for people to back up the drive first if the data inside is mattered. You can learn how to backup Lacie external hard drive by copy partitions with EaseUS Partition Master.

Next, let's focus on how to change an NTFS Lacie external drive on Windows PC to FAT32. Follow the detailed steps below.

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Apply the changes you've made on the Lacie external hard drive. Now you got a more flexible use for the drive which can run both on Windows platforms and Mac OS X.