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According to Wikipedia, the maximum size of FAT32 on a disk with 512-byte sectors is 2TB. Taking that literally, it works out to 1.8TiB; but I suspect 2TiB was actually meant. Either way, that's still larger than what you're getting, but it's at least in the same ballpark. It could be that mkdosfs and related tools in Linux have a bug or intentional limit ...


gParted will NOT let you format a disk beyond the limits of that filesystem. fat32 is not the correct filesystem for this (32 Gb is the max volume size). It probably is exFat you need (Windows will silently format it into exFat and call it fat32) exFat is not supported in gParted. fat32 is obsolete. Prone to filesystem errors and it is slow. I have no ...

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