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1Terabyte WD HD connected to a mac. Can't copy big archives.

I Have a 1Terabyte WD external HD connected to a MacBook. I copy everything to him without problem, but he dont let me transfer two archives of video captured with final cut. One with 12Gb and another with 8Gb. I dont know if it's because the archives are too big or another incompatibility. Can you help me? Thanks.

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Did you use the default formatting, which is likely to be PC-style FAT32. There are other DOS-like partitions that cannot use big files nor many of them. Even this is limited.
Assuming you are only using this on a Mac you would be advised to change this to Apple File Partition for older machines and pre-10.4 or GUID for Intel Mac. Either can use "Journaled HFS+" as recommended. -Ken

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