Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
Every time I try to copy over a movie it gives me an error saying it cannot copy there is not enough free disk space. Seeing as there is nothing on the drive (I just bought it) I find it hard to believe that a 8 Gb movie will not fit. I haven't had any trouble with any other file types regardless of size. Please Help!!!
I know exactly what your problem is. You are trying to add a file bigger than 4 GB on a fat32 external hard drive. You simply cant put something that big in there without breaking it into smaller bits. You could easily add a bunch of small files just not huge files bigger than 4GB.
Your solution would be to reformat your WD external drive to a ntfs. That can be done as easy as right clicking your external drive through my computer and highlighting "reformat". Good luck and I hope you dont forget this little thing about computers..sometimes when you get a good deal on pc hardware its for a reason :)
this is good for all hard drives including western digital
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
The WD MyBook 1TB (and likely the 500GB and other size drives) arrive formatted as FAT32 drives. Reformat the drive at NTFS, and it will be able to accomodate files larger than 2GB in size.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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