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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Microsoft long ago decided Windows (this is not unique to Vista) could only format a drive with FAT up to a max size of 32Gb - even though FAT anc deal with larger drives - the thinking being that drives of more than 32Gb really should be NTFS as its more efficient. Windows will USE FAT drives od more than 32Gb but you need to format them outside of windows. Utilities such as Partition Magic for example can create larger FAT partitions which Windows will use.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Some solutions possible:
(Optional: - First split the video in chunks <2GB to make them more compatible with older filesystems and networking technologies)
A) Copy the file over the network (e.g. using Windows Sharing on the Mac, or using File and Printer Sharing on Vista)
B) Try to do it via the MyBook. This means the Mac must be able to write something and Vista must be able to read it. You say you've "set up" the MyBook "for my macbook pro". How did you format it? What filesystem? Mac OS Extended (HFS+) with Journaling? In general, you need to install something on Vista to read the Mac's filesystem format (HFS+), or on the Mac to write a Windows format (probably best to use NTFS). Examples of software like that are: (Win) MacDisk <http://www.macdisk.com>, MacDrive <http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive> (Mac) MacFUSE with NTFS-3G <http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/> or Paragon NTFS <http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/>
B2) If you've formatted the MyBook as FAT32, you're lucky. Just split the movie file in chunks <2GB, copy them to the MyBook, copy them from the MyBook in Vista and join the chunks again.
(for splitting you can use e.g. HJSplit and its compatibles <http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/>) (also check e.g. "NTFS on your Mac two ways" <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/19/ntfs-on-your-mac-two-ways/> for an alternative explanation.)
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
If its 9.2 it may be because your mac is usb 1 and your external HDD is usb 2. It will recognize it but sometimes it takes longer to see the drive.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
If the power LED is on, it points to a problem with either the disk itself or the housing circuit board. I would open the case up to see what sort of hard drive it is (IDE or SATA) and then get as cheap hard drive housing from Maplin or similar to put the disk into.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
to format the drive so that it works on a mac, it needs to be formatted in FAT32 format rather than NTFS format on the pc. you can download free software called swissknife that lets you do this. make sure you back up everything on the drive before you format it in swissknife other wise all your data will be lost
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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