Question about IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35) 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
My external hard drive is 250 gigs and my laptop hard drive is about 30 gigs with about 5 gigs of free space..so what i was trying to do is backup the whole c drive to the external drive and delete some programs to give my computer more free space.... so when i tried to backup the internal hard drive it only backed up 4 gigs then said there was and error with something involving media so i repeated this process 2 more times and it did the same thing and stopped at exactly the same amount of data backed up. could there possibly be partitions on my external hard drive that i dont know about? and if so how could i fix it and if now how can i fix it...thanks for your time
As Pegleggedous said, the FAT32 File System only allows files that are 4GB or smaller.
Another solution to your problem is to convert your hard drive to NTFS.
Please note that you will only be able to use your hard drive with Windows 2000 & later if you convert your hard drive to NTFS. Instructions on how to convert your hard drive to NTFS are available on Microsoft's Website.
Have a nice day,
I/O Magic Technical Support
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
"what the error actually says is, you have either run out of space, or
the backup file (.bkf) is too large for this disk. note: if the disk is
formatted with FAT32, the maximum possible size for the backup file is
limited to 4 gigs."
That error means that the FAT32 file system only allows 4GB files or smaller to be transfered. The chance that the backup file (.bkf) is larger than 4GB suggests that this file is causing your problems. You could try manually copying around that file (selecting all files from that folder except the large one) and see if that works.
Usually you will get many errors copying a drive directly as system files will be inaccessible and whatnot. Your best bet is to limit your copying to "C:\Program Files\" and "C:\Documents and Settings\", assuming you have Windows.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
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