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Can't save in an external HD because lack of capacity


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#1 lagunaverde2000

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hi there. Although I have 190 GB of free space in my IOMEGA external Hard Disk, when I try to move a movie (1,2 GB) from my PC to the HD, the system says that I don't have enough space in the disk.
Do you know why can this be happening? and how can i solve it?
Thanks a lot

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:08 PM

It could be because of the file system employed on the Iomega drive, although that doesn't make sense.

The file size for a FAT 16 volume is 2GB, http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm.

If the file system is any version of FAT, I would simply convert it to NTFS.

How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

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#3 lagunaverde2000

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

Sorry but it doesn't work. It's really extrange cause I can save files bigger that 2 GB (*.avi) but when I try to copy certain kind of movies (*bin) it tells me that there's no enough free space. Do you have a clue what that can mean? Thanks




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