Saving 6Gb file on external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ScKaSx, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. ScKaSx macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Hi All,

    I have an external hard drive: Western Digital 500Gb My Book Hard Drive (I assume it is FAT32 format).

    I am trying to transfer a file > 4Gb to the ExHD when it hits an error at 4Gb. I realize that FAT32 format can take at most 4Gb so I see that I have a problem.

    I am looking for suggestions on what to do. The file is a program *.dmg, could I split it up and save it that way? Can I partition this drive without harming the contents already on it? Please respond with options like these! Thanks.

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Do assume anything. What is it?

    You don't explain why you are using a Windows-formatted hard drive with your Mac. If you don't need to transfer the drive between your Mac and a Windows machine, then you would save yourself a lot of grief by reformatting it as HFS+ Journaled. If you require the Windows format, then you may need to reformat the drive as NTFS. If you take this option, then you will also need to install NTFS-3G after you install MacFUSE.

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