Hi. I recently bought the Linksys NSLU2 and then also got 2 maxtor 300 Gig drives (part number A0456002) to go with it, mainly because the advertising for the Linksys NSLU2 says that it works great with the maxtor one touch drives. I have now decided I'd like to get a smaller hard drive for the Linksys NSLU2 and connect the 2 maxtor drives direct to my computer thru USB, mainly because the file transfer speed is so slow when going thru the NSLU2. ... also am a bit concerned that the data on the 300 Gig drives might somehow get corrupted in the future, as I recently heard about the NSLU2's 250 Gig limit, so not sure how the 250 Gig limit might affect data integrity on the 300 Gig drives. However, I can't find out how to change the format of the hard drives from the ext3 to the ntfs format. When I got the maxtor drives they were new and unformatted, and so the only formatting done to them was thru the Linksys NSLU2. Now windows XP does not see any drive when I connect it to my computer's USB port. I am hoping someone can point me in the direction of a program, information, method, or utility that would allow me to change the format of my USB drives, so I can use them with my computer without having to go thru the Linksys NSLU2. I read where it says you can't swap harddrives between the Linksys NSLU2 and windows, but I didn't think it meant the Linksys NSLU2 formatting process would forever prevent changing the format of a USB hard drive so it could never be used as a USB hard drive direct to a Windows computer. I am hoping that is not the case. Thanks very much for any advice! I have been looking around for a couple days but I can't figure it out. I also asked Linksys support twice, but their answer seems to be evasive, in that they give me some information but don't directly answer my formatting question.