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Drive Full After Backing-Up Just Under 4gb of Files

I connected my new Lacie 250gb hard drive and began to perform a backup of my Dell XP-400 PC. I have approx. 19gb of files to backup but got a disk full message after a little under 4gb was copied. Why would a 250gb capacity drive fill up after copying less than 4gb? Did I miss a step? The drive was recommended by a Dell technician who thought the capacity drive I selected would more than meet my needs (by far).

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Are you trying to create one giant zip file or something similar? It sounds as if your Lacie 250gb hard drive has been formatted with a FAT32 filesystem and you are running into the maximum file size limit of 4gb minus 1 byte. Try just copying your files without using any compression utility or try reformatting your Lacie 250gb hard drive with the NTFS filesystem instead.

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