error transferring large files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iBookG4user, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #1
    Whenever I try to transfer a very large file on my intel iMac (in the 4GB and up range) to a USB drive I get "Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred (Error code -1309)." What's wrong with it?
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    #2
    Is it an external hard drive? I believe if it has been formatted to FAT 32, then there is a limit to the file size of around 4 GB.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    #3
    Bingo.

    If the file is >= 4GB, you have to format to HFS+ (or NTFS, but OS X can't write to NTFS).

    Alternatively, you could find some way to split the file and store it in pieces.
     
  4. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #4
    I was using my iPod as the external hard drive and it was formatted to FAT32. Any way that I can get my 6GB file onto it? I don't want to split it, because linux will need to read it.
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #5
    What kind of file is it? Is compression an option?
     
  6. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #6
    it's an .img file. And compression isn't an option, unfortunetly.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    #7
    Linux can read HFS+ disks, can't it? I'm pretty sure than when I was installing Fedora Core 5 onto my x86 box I read something about HFS+ support.
     

Share This Page