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How to format a Seagate 5 GB ST1 Micro drive for use in a Digital Camera. I have XP windows OS on my IBM G40 laptop computer.
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With all micro-media, whether flash or hard drive based, it's best to format the device in the camera you'll be using it with.   That ensures a compatible format type.

... however, as long as you have a compatible reader for your PC, if you simply plug it in the reader it will "look" like a disk drive => and you can format it just like any other drive.   Simply right-click on the drive and select Format.   Be sure to use FAT-32, as cameras require either FAT-16 (for 4GB or smaller devices) or FAT-32 (for larger ones).   Also, be sure your camera can support FAT-32 ==> some only support FAT-16 [if that's the case, you'll have to simply format a 4GB partition on the drive and won't be able to use the rest of it].
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Thanks for your reply.
I plugged a USB card drive into my IBM G40 Think Pad and followed the steps (even right clicked on my computer, selected Manage).....but I was told the drive is unreadeable..
Please help.
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Have you tried formatting it in the camera?
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nobus earned 250 total points
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if it does not work in the camera, it can be simply bad . .
test with another one, or test this one on another PC
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