Cannot Transfer Large files from one ext HDD to another

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jacquesmc12, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Jacquesmc12 Guest

    #1
    Hello
    Im trying to transfer extremely large files from one external hard drive to another, a La Cie to a WD. By large i mean 100-300GB. It starts to transfer and then says a file containg that name already exists. here is how it is setup
    La Cie(Content) --Firewire 800---->Macbook Pro---FireWire 400--> WD(empty)
    im trying the drag and drop method.
    Am i doing something wrong is there a free program that can do this for me?
    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    What file format are the drives? FAT can only handle up to 4GB files.
     
  3. Jacquesmc12 thread starter Guest

    #3
    Yes they are both FAT. The files are actually folders that contain hundreds of smaller files 500mb- 3Gb. Is there a way to do one big transfer?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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