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Error code -1309

When I copy media over to the Western Digital MyBook 500gig drive I get an error code -1309 that doesn't allow me to finish copying the file over. I have a PowerBook G4, Mac OS X Ver 10.4.1 connected to the drive.  
Do you know how I can resolve this problem?

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  • cruda Dec 10, 2007

    Thanks for the response.  I moved the media onto another part of my drive, I moved it onto a different drive and finally I moved it onto my desktop.  Every time I moved it into the WD drive I got the same error code -1309.  I ran disk utility on my hard drives and on my internal drive.  Nothing works yet.  It was a good idea, but it's not doing the trick.  Maybe you have more ideas?

  • cruda Dec 12, 2007

    Hi there,

    I am still trying to resolve the situation but I had to take a break to work on another project.  There are various quicktime files that are from 5gigs to 13gigs in size for a total of about 70 gigs.  I haven't tried compressing them into parts.  I've never done that before but I have so many files that it would take forever to do each one into two or three files.  I can try one to see if it works.  Thanks for checking in, I'll let you know how it goes.

  • veronica22 Jan 09, 2008

    As a photographer, i have my media in raw and.xml files as well as jpegs so the backup software wasn't working for me. Instead i use the process of taking my user name and dropping that in (I'm on a Mac), which copies everything on my computer to the drive. Each time it replaces the last version. Yet this time i received error code -1309. Since it's my whole hard drive, how do i find where the error is? I'm looking to reformat my hard drive, and i want to make sure it's all there for when i put it back on my computer. I have over 51,000 when it tries to copy, so there's a lot to go through to find an error.

  • Choreochic Dec 23, 2008

    Hi, I'm having the same problem. I've made maybe 20 iMovies or more and most of them transfer just fine over to the My Book external hard drive. However, I have 3 that just won't transfer. I can't find anything different about them than any of the others. Some have jpgs, all have basic titles added, others (but not these) have had music files as background ... I'm at a loss. The 3 that won't go through are all smaller than most of the ones I have transfered over. These are only 9-13 GB. All are/were being dragged directly from my desktop into the My Book.

    Any other thoughts???



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Try to copy the file to another part within the drive it's in, this is a READ error. once it's there, move it to the WD drive.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

  • Baja Data / Jay Arias-Chavez

    How BIG is that file?
    Is there a way you could maybe zip or RAR (compress) it into 2 or 3 parts then move those into your drive?

    Just a thought...

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