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If the WD has been formatted in NTFS then the MAC cannot read or copy to this hard disk. To make it compatible for the PC and MAC, format the WD Passport drive on your XP computer in FAT32 format. Then you can copy and exchange files between the PC and MAC.
If you are using Windows Vista then format your external drive with exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, aka FAT64), or NTFS. And if you are using Windows XP then only solution is to format drive with NTFS file system. How to do that, just right click on HD from My Computer an click format.
The lack of free space iis on your internal HD not the external. Whenever transferring files from one drive to another, you are acturally making a copy of the file to be transferred and sending the copy to the new drive. If your internal HD is nearly full, you can try to Cut and Paste the files to the external, or clear up more space on your internal b/4 tryiing to move the bigger files. Best of luck.
In order to fix this problem, be sure that the drive is formatted to NTSC. Mine was, however, when I started loading mp3 files to the drive first, it somehow got reformatted to FAT32. I don't know how, but it did. Copy your mkv files FIRST!
Your drive is probably in FAT32 format. FAT32 has a 4GB file limit that is why your 5GB movie isn't saving. You will have to format the drive in Mac OS file format (HFS) using Disk Utility.
Unfortunately once its in Mac format the drive will not be recognized by windows PCs. What I do is have a program called macdrive installed on my windows computers so that they can access mac format hard drives.
i hope this helps!
Is it showing the 300gig in the properties? if yes then try to copy with command mode,If again its given problem then u need to backup your data and format the drive, then try copying.I think it will work.
To format the drive to allow files larger then 4GB: Open up My Computer, Right click on the Western Digital Drive. Select Format from the list. Under file System, select NTFS. Under format options Check Quick Format. Click Start to format.
Warning! Formatting will delete all data and files on the drive. Make sure to transfer all your files to another drive before preforming a format!