internal HD to external firewire HD question..

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by jiker, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. jiker macrumors member

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    my roommate asked me a question regarding this. His boss has 2 macs: a CRT iMac, and a powerbook G3 laptop, both running OS 9, with a total drive space of 60GB. His boss just recently picked up a few (3, i think) 120GB firewire hard drives, so he can back up the data on the machines. When he transfered the data however, he filled up 2 of the drives! how does 60gb stretch to 240GB?! what should he do? thanks in advance.
     
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

    zarathustra

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    the only thing that comes to mind is that the FW drives were formatted differently, i.e. with a larger block sized scheme. If his was HFS+ and the drives were DOS, the block size difference might account for this. :confused:

    Try reformatting the FW drives in HFS+ and then copy.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Or maybe the filesystems are corrupted.
    Info on file size can go horribly wrong....
    Have you searched for files >1 GB? Sometimes you'll find some wierd answers....
     

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