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I have got a HIITACHI 1TB drive... it shows 787 GB free. When I want to write a 13 GB file it says "Not enough memory" How come?

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The system is likely indicating that you have run out of physical RAM and virtual memory, not hard disk space. Try increasing the size of your virtual memory (swap file).

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  • JasonFixdYa Aug 07, 2011

    Drive is obviously FAT32 formatted. FAT32 only supports a max individual file size of 4GB. Format the drive as NTFS or exFAT. Problem solved

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Aug 07, 2011

    If that were true, the drive wouldn't be showing 787 GB free.
    Besides, it's FAT16 that has the 4GB barrier, FAT32 on XP SP2 and above has a 2TB limit.
    I'm guessing yuo took some A+ certification course that was outdated.
    Time to read up some more on real world computing!
    Besides, the error isn't even indicating that it ran out of hard disk space, it's saying "out of MEMORY" - an error that is not attributed to hard disk space!
    The only other possibility I can think of right off the bat is if it's one of those "fake" hard disks that you buy at an incredible too good to be true price, that when opened up has a flash drive inside it in loop mode....man, first time I saw one of those I almost died!http://blog.jitbit.com/2011/04/chinese-m...

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Aug 07, 2011

    OOPS - my bad...I just realized you were talking FILE size over 4GB....don't I feel the fool now!
    Yes, actually Jason very well may be right....
    DOH
    Happens to the best of us...I was up late and need rest! LOL.

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