External HD issue with G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by masterjedi73, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 500GB external G Drive Slim that I use for my MacBook Air 11". I want to get movies and such off of my G5, but when I plug it in and try to copy files it says that the drive is full. Any reason? Way around it?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Are you sure the G5 says the external drive is full and not your internal drive?
     
  3. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The drive has over 300 gb free, but doesn't show that when connected to the G5. It says capacity is --KB and available is --KB
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    How big is the external hard drive? What format is it? What is the version of Mac OS X on the G5?
     
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    Try verifying the drive on both the G5 and the Macbook with Disk Utility. If it sees and problems, try repairing it on the Air first, then the G5.
     
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    I just tried a FAT32 usb flash drive and it doesn't work either.
     
  9. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fixed. The date and clock weren't set correctly. That was the issue. Duh. Thanks for your help!
     

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