External usb 1tb hard drive error

September 29, 2009 at 04:44:24
Specs: Windows XP
My hard drive that is 1tb Is saying that it is full when I only put 4 gigs of files on it,
What is happening??.

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#1
September 29, 2009 at 04:46:01
right click the usb > properties > check it`s full capacity

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#2
September 29, 2009 at 04:49:11
Yep it says it has 996gb space left and 4gb used,
but still I cannot add to it

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#3
September 29, 2009 at 04:52:00
i think that either the xp or your usb port doesn`t support more then 4 gb

try in some new, strong computer...

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 04:54:07
It is a vista pc that was bought a few months ago brand new,

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#5
September 29, 2009 at 04:56:04
ok...
maybe if you have 32 bit vista or if your usb port doesn`t support more then 4 gb,then you can`t do this

try in xp machine

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 05:02:21

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#7
September 29, 2009 at 05:12:25
i told you

it`s not hdd issue, then computer

usb port most likely doesn`t support more then 4 gb

check device manager for yellow markers

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#8
September 29, 2009 at 07:34:17
fat 32 drives can't handle large file sizes.
It needs to be NTFS for big files

Also there is a limit to how many files can
be in the root of a drive. You need to put
files in subfolders. Had the same prob with
a 100MB zip drive it "filled up" with just 5MB
cuz I had all files directly in root , just created a folder and it would then hold close to 100MB


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#9
September 29, 2009 at 08:11:32
I think Imperator and Tomcast are on the right track but it's not the port. A port simply transfers data, it doesn't care how much it transfers. If your drive has a fat32 partition and the file you are trying to transfer is larger than 4 gigs, you will get that error. Either convert the partition to NTFS or make the file smaller than 4 gigs.

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