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Problem transfering large files to WD 2.5" Ext HD using Windows

I can't copy large files to my WD 160 external. Windows says not enough space even though the hd is empty other than a few preinstalled files?

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  • Joss_Apps Dec 18, 2008

    In the end we reformatted the WD HD to NFTS from Fat 32. Did the trick...

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Might be split up into partitions, see how big your bios says it is, if you're using RAID0 that could be the problem.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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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.

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