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File transfer to USB MAXTOR - size limitation?

I still have about 200G space on drive adn have no problem trasnfering whole directories that are 3GB or more. But when I try to transfer a single file that is 4GB (a video file) it tells me the disc is full.

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I have a Maxtor 9NX2DT-500 hard drive for my PC can I copy my File on a Mac Air computer ( is it compatible ?)


Depends on what you want to do with the files. Data is usually interchangeable between Mac and PC file formats. FAT-32 format files are limited to 4gb in size. You cannot boot a Mac from one of these files or from a drive formatted to FAT-32. To be bootable, an Intel Mac system drive must be formatted as a GUID partition map. Most of the new hard drives come with software that enables Macs to read and write to them without reformatting, thus they are completely interchangeable for data.

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How do use Verbatim to back up files


Which operating system ?

Determine how much space you need. The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files. You can do this in a couple of ways. Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties." This shows the approximate of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system. If your hard drive is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing. Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it. Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the of the folder. This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only. Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service. Plug the flash drive or the External Hard drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive. Wait for Windows to recognize the system. Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration. Open the drive on your computer. Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it. Transfer files to the flash drive. Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background. Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive. Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window. Release the mouse button to let the files "drop." Close the windows and directory locations when finished. Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option. Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section. Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive. Close the windows and files when finished

Apr 03, 2013 | Verbatim Hard Drives

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Can't find back-up folder


You might have to create a folder you can do this by right clicking in the backup destination drive selecting new folder and name it lets say Back Up 2012 for the excercise.

Determine how much space you need.

The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.


You can do this in a couple of ways.

Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.


If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.


Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.


Choose a backup method.

Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.



Plug the flash drive or the External Hard drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.

Wait for Windows to recognize the system.


Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration.


Open the drive on your computer.

Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using


Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it.


Transfer files to the flash drive.

Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.


Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive.

Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.


Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."

Close the windows and directory locations when finished.


Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option.


Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.


Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive.

Close the windows and files when finished


Hope this helps.

Nov 16, 2012 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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File size limit for Buffalo HD 250 GB Hard Drive backup


The file is too large meaning that the size of that SINGLE file is too large. Your hard disk is probably formatted to a FAT32 file system, this results in a maximum of 4gb PER FILE maximum transfer. What you could do is archive it into a few parts using winrar and then moving it onto the disk, and when you need the file just extract the archive. Your problem isn't the total free space, it's the size of that file chunk.

Nov 03, 2012 | Buffalo Technology 250GB USB SATA 2.0 HD...

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I formatted my Maxtor Basics 500gb to FAT32 and now it only has 131gb of space, I have no idea how to recover it, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


There's a Windows limit to how much you can format with a Fat32, and that's 128GB (1024bytes=1KB system) or as nowadays system measure them as 1000bytes=1KB... anyways.
You can use Easeus Partition Manager home, it's great for all kinds of cool stuff like partition recovery.
It's fairly simple and the program is quite graphical so you wont need any explanation, just follow the process, it's really simple.
However, there's a reason why it's not recomended to have large FAT32 partitions: instability, large volume information section, limit of max. 4GB file size... On the other hand the plus is that it can be read on PC, MAC, PS3...heck, maybe even a gadget-ready microwave. So you'll have to weight out the pros and cons. If you only use a PC and most of your friends are PC fans, then I'd suggest that you go with NTFS. It's stable (like server stable), no limitation to file size, relatively small footprint of the file allocation table, smaller sector size (which means there won't be too much slack space) and so on.

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I have a Maxtor Portable Harddrive which I use to transport data. That way I can work with the same documents hatever computer I am on. I want to back it up but don't want to just copy and paste. How can I...


Most Portable hard drives come with back up software.
Check and see if this is the case.
One of the best file managers Ztreewin can be found here.
This is NOT a DOS application!
You can tag files across network drives, partitions and copy them all at once. Duplicate directory structures, sort, search file names and file contents. Limited mouse support, it is actually easier and FASTER to use the keyboard. Sort by day, date time, file size. Too many options to list here.
Fully functional version but time limited. Meaning you can use it for a short time (30 days) then decided if it is worth purchasing.

Cobian backup is another good tool to have.
It is free and can be found here.

Good luck!
Hope this helps!

Dec 26, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Problems with transferring files


I think I know which limit you have hit then. The maximum size for any single file on a FAT32 system is 2^32-1 bytes which is 1 byte less than 4GB (binary version of the number, not decimal) or 4,294,967,295 bytes.

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Light turns on but My Computer does not recognize the drive


Sounds like you lost the drivers for your external. W/ out an online PC you cannot download them either. Do you have a friend that could do this on their PC? That is the only way.

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File transfer size limitation for LACIE HD


hi

can i suggest that you use winrar to divide the file size of your file that you want to transfer to your lacie. this might work.

download winrar @ majorgeeks.com

but if you LACIE still says that it does not have any disk space left...i would suggest that you reformat the HD instead. but make that a last resort...

hope this helps

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