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Can't transfer Large File onto External Hard Drive

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#1
For Some reason my 1TB external hard drive (MyBook) wont allow me to transfer a large VOB file (4.28gb) into it from my cpu desktop... Even Though there is plenty off room available (900 gb of free space) on the device.
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#2
have same problem myself actually, trying to transfer a 6.9gig backup from comp to external hd, think its too do with transferring from ntfs to fat32 but dont see why or hav not tried reformatting the external as moving files will take a long time before i do it, might try it eventually though as space is qiuckly being used up on the comp.

#3
I have a My Book with 91% space free = 850 gb

I have some XBOX 360 iso's. When I paste a file of 7 gb to the drive, there is no room. When 7-zip is extracting a 7 gb image to the drive, there is no room on disk. The computer is a Toshiba Satellite with windows XP Professional.

The whole point of buying the My Book was to do this stuff.

Dunno if it matters but Essential Edition drive H.
A205 - S4577
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#4
to break the 4gig barrier, the drive must be formatted in NTFS.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#5
I thank you, cee43ja1. You have expanded my horizons.
#6
Indeed, a FAT partition will not allow files larger than 4GB. You should be able to convert from FAT32 to NTFS without the need to format and losing data.


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#7
as what cyprusrom said, just convert to ntfs. don't need to reformat hd. i've done this a few times.
#8
how do I convert it?
#9
Originally posted by rnatlo:
how do I convert it?
first choice from here ~ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=h...&meta=&aq=f&oq=

Originally posted by http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx:
To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt

Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.

Important Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data, including programs and personal files, on the partition.

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#10
cheers for the reply, had a feeling ye were gonna say change the format!

#11
I typed the following:
convert h: /fs:ntfs
Cmd Prompt responded with:
The type of file system is fat32
Enter current volume label for drive h:


not sure what to enter now for volume label????
#12
Call it what you want, up to 11 characters.



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#13
i typed in ... my book2 and it said an incorrect volume label was entered for this drive
#14
edit- hang on i'm being blonde, it wants the current label so leave it blank. You can always rename it later (or leave it blank)
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#15
when it asked for volume label I entered:
My Book
CMD Prompt said:
Convert cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Convert may run if this volume is dismounted first.
All open handles to this volume would then be invalid.
Would you like to dismount on this volume (y/n)

I selected:
Y and hit enter
The volume then dismounted and it said:
convert cannot gain exclusive access to H: drive, so it cannot convert it now. Would you like to schedule it to be converted the next time the system restarts (y/n)?
I selected Y

I then restarted the CPU with no success in transferring the file...Did I miss something or is there something else I can try?

Thanks for all of the help..it is appreciated
(the external drive is completely backed up, so if i have to do another process where the info on it is lost it wouldn't be a problem
#16
Just right click on drive icon and select format from the menu. Then select ntfs as the file system. This will format the drive to ntfs filesystem. All the data will be deleted.
#18
I am having the same problem and understand that all I need to do is "switch" to NTFS in order to be able to move files larger than 4G to my FAT32 Drive. Here is my dilema. I am trying to move backed up dvd copies to the hdd and would like to play them on my PS3. It is my understanding that the PS3 will only recognize FAT32 drives. So if I switch the drive to NTFS I will then be able to move the copies to my drive but then wont be able to play them on my PS3.?.? Am I making any sense?? So does anyone know if there is another process to do this?

By the way sorry if I am not using the right terms or using them incorrectly....new to all this.
#19
It does make perfect sense.
If that's the case(the PS3 only reads FAT), then you have to break the files in chunks smaller than 4GB- 2 parts per movie for example, or shrink it to a size smaller than 4GB... I'd convert everything to ~1GB AVI/MKV/MP4, whatever...Save some HDD space.


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#20
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
It does make perfect sense.
If that's the case(the PS3 only reads FAT), then you have to break the files in chunks smaller than 4GB- 2 parts per movie for example, or shrink it to a size smaller than 4GB... I'd convert everything to ~1GB AVI/MKV/MP4, whatever...Save some HDD space.
Now that makes sense...Don't know why I didn't think about that. It worked perfectly. Thanks for the help.
#21
you could always use a EXT3 for formatting you harddrive on the PS3,

there are also some drivers floating around that allows windows to access the EXT partition.

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