Moving/Copying Files to External Firewire Problem with MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SpaceJello, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    I notice this problem sometimes when I use my friend's external bus powered FW drive. I tried copying or moving files from my mbp to his drive but if the drive is a bit big...let say several gigs sometimes, it just won't be able to move it and just stops.

    Curious if that is because the bus can only sustain a certain file size? and if so, how to go about moving files that big?
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    If the drive is formatted in FAT32, I believe there is a limit of 4 GB
  3. SpaceJello thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    I was wondering about that, we reformatted it before as mac os Journaled with GUID... is that FAT32?

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