Formatting the Cypherix Volume

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If you are trying to create a vault that is large (more than 2 GB) we strongly recommend that this be done on a drive that is NTFS formatted.

 

Once, the Cypherix volume is created, it needs to be further formatted. On these large volumes, we suggest that you choose "NTFS" as the appropriate format.

 

Then, once the Cypherix volume is created, it needs to be further formatted (by Windows) as an 'NTFS' drive that appears and behaves like a hard drive.

 

Please do note that the drive on which the Cypherix volume file is being created, ought to be NTFS formatted in the first instance. i.e one cannot make a NTFS disk on a hard drive that is FAT32 formatted.

 

File Type

 

Max volume size (partition)

 

Supporting OS's (Windows)

 

 

 

 

 

FAT 16

 

 

2 GB

 

Win98/Win ME

FAT 32

 

 

4 GB

 

Win 2K/Win 2003 Server/Win XP/Win Vista/Win 7/Win 8

NTFS

 

 

1000 GB/ 1 Terabyte

 

Win 2K/Win 2003 Server/Win XP/Win Vista/Win 7/Win 8

During/After creation of a Cypherix volume, when you see the format dialog, the reference is to the Cypherix volume that you have created on your external disk. The disk on which the Cypherix volume is created is not affected.