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I have a new WD 250GB External HD, preformatted with FAT32. I'd like to convert it to NTFS. Some sources say I need to "realign the partition" before conversion, else I will end up with 512 byte clusters, rather than 4K clusters. Because the HD is new, with no data on it, is this really necessary? Can I skip this realignment issue and directly use the Win XP Convert tool?