Hard Drive won't take files bigger than 4gb

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  1. BetaLantern macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to put a 10gb sized video onto my hard drive but it won't allow me. I don't want to format it for 2 reasons.
    1) i don't have space to back up and
    2) the purpose of putting it on the hard drive is so I can watch the video through my blu ray player's usb port.
    in disk utility, if i erase and use a volume format other than ms-dos (fat), the blu ray player doesn't pick p on the drive.
    help please
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Fat32 cannot hold files larger than 4GB.

    Make the file smaller, or use another format.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    A FAT32 drive cannot hold files larger then 4Gb. The only way past this is to format it with NTFS (Windows) or HFS+ (Mac)
     
  5. BetaLantern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if I format it with NTFS-3G I can still use it on a mac and my blu ray player will see it too yes?

    thanks for the quick responses everyone btw
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Mac yes, your Blu-Ray player maybe. It depends on the age and maker.
     
  7. BetaLantern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Samsung player. bought last month
    any idea?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Model number?
     
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