Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
Hi there I am having a problem. Whenever I try and download a large file (about 4gb or over) onto my 500 gb my book, it says something like error, not enough space on disc even though i have about 200gb free.Thanks in advance for your help
Fat32 cannot recognize large files. Format your HDD as NTFS. That should solve.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Converting the Table From FAT32 to NTFS will affect the degree of compatibility of the HD with other systems ! And Once you're in NTFS there's no going back !
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
The drive is most likey formatted MS-DOS, FAT16. The file size limit is 4GB, and that may not include indexing. Is the file itself that big, or a folder or collection of folders in a file. Is this file video?
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The controller board in Mybook might not support files over 4 gb. Check with the manufacturer if there are any new drivers for you product to solve your dilema. You could also just buy a cheap external case for the drive in the mybook and swap it out. None of the new cases have these limitations and you can get them online for less than 20 bucks. I like MAD Dog cases myself. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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