I have just gotten a new external USB SATA drive enclosure that supports hardware spanned or striped RAID. I chose to use it as spanned. I have 2 500GB SATA drives in there right now... but they're unformatted. I want to be able to use this drive to store all my media... and read AND write with windows AND linux. My question is, can I safely format it in FAT32 as opposed to NTFS and not compromise my data? (I am aware that formatting destroys all data on the drive... but the point is there ISN'T any data on there right now...) Will it compromise the integrity of the volume?