Error Code 1309...help!

808

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i have about 1 hour worth of imported video from a miniDV camera ( it's about 17 GB) in an imovie 06 HD project on my internal HD that i've been trying to drag into an external HD (western digital mybook )

and the last 3 times i get a "sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. error code 1309"

what is this?
and is there hope to free up that precious room on my powerbook?

thanks
 

dpaanlka

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Thats because your drive uses a particular PC format that doesn't support file sizes over 4GB. Try reformatting it to Macintosh HFS Extended (Journaled) using Disk Utility.
 

808

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thanks.

by reformatting, do you mean i'll lose all the data that i have transferred so far onto the drive?

j
 

dpaanlka

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thanks.

by reformatting, do you mean i'll lose all the data that i have transferred so far onto the drive?

j
That's right. But you could temporarily put the data on your computer, reformat, and then put it back on again.

Of course you won't want to do this if you want to use this drive with a PC, which you will no longer be able to as PC's can't read Mac OS Extended drives.
 

808

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again thanks,

there's got to be a way to format the drive where i can use it both with a PC and MAC. in fact, i'm doing this with one of my external drives currently

someone break it down,,,please

:eek:
 

illicium

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other format

use FAT32 format. Its a format that can be written to and read from both a mac and a windows machine.
 

swiftaw

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use FAT32 format. Its a format that can be written to and read from both a mac and a windows machine.
That's what he's got right now. But FAT32 doesn't support file sizes bigger than 4GB.

If you format your drive to HFS+, then even though Windows can not read/write to it natively, there is a Windows application called MacDrive that will allow you to read/write to it.

Alternatively, if you make it a network drive, all machines will be able to read/write to it natively.
 

swiftaw

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ok. this is lively :cool:

how do i make it a network drive then? that sounds pretty awesome
Well, the easiest way is to keep the external hooked up to your mac, and then any time you want to access it from your PC access it via the network as opposed to plugging it directly into the PC.

Or, you could by the airport router and plug the hard drive into that, then all computers on the network could access it.
 

808

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hmmm

thanks all for the information. so for clarity's sake, i'm able to transfer large files from, let's say external HD to external HD ( which i did already. an 80+ GB music transfer) but not from internal powerbook to this external MyBook.

*thinking

i suppose i'll reformat the drive and get that macdrive app for the PC at my mom's house, which is the only PC that i touch nowadays .
 

swiftaw

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hmmm

thanks all for the information. so for clarity's sake, i'm able to transfer large files from, let's say external HD to external HD ( which i did already. an 80+ GB music transfer) but not from internal powerbook to this external MyBook.
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Depends on the format of the drive, if its FAT32 it wont support files of 4GB. If you need to store files over 4GB you have two choices format as HFS+ (mac formatting) or as NTFS (Windows formatting) but that leaves you problems either way

A HFS+ formatted hard drive cannot be read/writen by a windows machine if connected directly, unless you use MacDrive

A NTFS formatted hard drive can be read by a mac when connected directly but not written to.

Both Macs and Windows Machines can read/write to both HFS+ and NTFS formatted drives if connected to them via a network.
 

808

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i'm about to format the drive. but in disk utitilty i see nothing about HFS +.

i went to 'disk utility/ erase/ and the options are MAC OS EXTENDED (JOURNALED) is that the same thing?

thanks
 

erick4

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Thanks for the enlightening replies. I've had the same problem last night as the original poster.

I've been an extended PC XPPro guy for years and have been foraying into my new iMac for only 3 weeks.

Can someone kindly walk me through the steps of re-formatting the WD 500 External MyBook HD (USB2 connection -- firewire is occupied by Canopus), or point me to a clear set of instructions to Mac OS Extended (or the best to use)? I've looked at Disk Utility and am not sure where to go within it, or even if that's the place to be.

I think I understand the issues re: Fat32 and NTFS limitations with iMacs. I wish that the external drive could be partitioned. It's strange that it would work as a network drive. I could add it to my PC network and share with the Mac -- that's one option, if I read the above correctly.

Sorry for the elementary question. I'm all so new to iMac and don't want to screw it all up.

Thanks.