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How to format USB drive with NTFS

How to format USB drive with NTFS
Preliminary steps
  1. Log on to Windows using an Administrator account.
  2. Connect your Centon USB drive to an available USB port on your computer.  Wait for Windows to recognize and set up the device.
  3. Right-click on 'My Computer' (XP) or 'Computer' (Vista/Win7) or 'This PC' (Win8) and choose Manage.
  4. Click on Device Manager and then expand out Disk Drives. You should see your USB drive listed there as “Centon USB”.
  5. Right-click on the USB drive under Disk Drives and choose Properties. Then go to the Policies tab.
  6. The default option is “Optimize for quick removal”. Change that by selecting the “Optimize for performance” option.
  1. Open the Windows Explorer window (a.k.a. 'My Computer' [XP], or 'Computer' [Vista/Win7], or 'This PC' [Win8/8.1]).
  2. Right-click the drive letter for the Centon USB drive, then click 'Format'. The default options should fine.
  3. In the File System drop down you will now see the option for NTFS.  Select it.
  4. To begin the format, click the 'Start' button, then click 'OK' to confirm that you really want to erase all data; the drive will be formatted.


Your drive should now be formatted to NTFS.