External drive craps out transferring big files

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  1. squid

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    So I'm editing some videos and trying to push the raw data onto this external firewire drive. If I don't, I won't have the space to edit the whole thing. Problem is I keep getting errors and the files won't copy over. It just says an "unknown error" has occurred. The files are huge, like 13 and 15 GB. Any idears?
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    What program are you using? Are these error messages in the program or the finder? System specs?
     
  3. Legend Zero

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    what is the drive formated as? I can't remember which, but if its not apple journeled and its Fat32 or NFTS (again, cant remember which) it can only accept a max file size of 5gigs or something..
     
  4. TheWeasel

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    Very good point. FAT32 will not accept files over 4GB in size. Mac OS X can't write to NTFS drives natively so it's not likely a NTFS formatted drive.

    Did you format the drive when you got it or just plug it in and go? As Legend Zero stated, it's likely FAT32 then.

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  5. squid

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    It's FAT32. You guys are good :bowdown:
     
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    Wait, if I go NTFS I won't be able to read it on my Windows machine will I?
     
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    No, you'll only be able to read on OSX but not write
    Will work fine with windows
     
  8. TheWeasel

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    :werd: You kinda have 2 options. Install MacDrive on your Windows machine to allow it to read and write Mac HFS+ volumes and format the drive for HFS+ or you can install this Paragon NTFS on your Mac which will give OS X NTFS write access. Personally I'd format it for HFS+ and install MacDrive on the Windows machine as MacDrive has been around for years and seems to work well from my experience with it. Paragon NTFS hasn't been around as long but the few reviews I've seen for it look good. Unless you use the drive on the Windows machine more, I'd go MacDrive.
     
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    either way should work. i've been using paragon ntfs for probably six months or more and haven't had an issue. the only downside to macdrive is yet another icon in the windows system tray.
     
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    hell yeah! haha.. that is the only picture i have of her.. i'd love to see what she actually looks like. :hs: i'll pm you my email.
     
  11. squid

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    Post that shit. Whore up my thread, I don't care.

    Thanks for great info. :cuddle:
     
  12. TheWeasel

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    That's great to hear. Any clue if it's based on the old open source project to build those drivers? I know the open source thing hasn't been updated in a number of years.

    I'm at the brewpub right now enjoying a beer. I'll post them in the main forum either tonight or tomorrow when I get home and have access to my server machine.
     
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    Can't wait. :noes::x:
     
  14. Legend Zero

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    if you're referring to ntfs-3g, then i don't believe it is. i saw a speed comparison between the two, and paragon was faster pretty much across the board. to use the mac cliche, paragon "just works."
     
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    in for this :naughty:
     
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    PM sent.
     

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