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It says my WD HD is full when its actually not, wat gives?

Well, actually the problem is that when i try to copy large files (8GB) into the WD HD, it says the HD is full, but i still have got 200+ of GB left

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In My computer right-click on the disk, go to properties and check disk from there.

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