I bought a Scandisk Ultra 64 backup and am trying to copy some files over but when I do I get told that the files are too large
? (some movie files between 5GB to 11GB). why is there a size restriction and what is the point of a 64GB Flashdrive if you can’t place large files onto the device?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
FAT32 format has a 4GB limitation. It has nothing to do with the drive. You might be able to format it to NTFS and that should allow you to copy over larger than 4 gig files.
Hi thanks for the info. I running Windows 7 and the video is off a Mini Digital Video camcorder. The windows files system seems to handle the movement of the large 5gb+ files (up to 13GB) how come the USB Drive cannot handle the same as the hard-drive?
Because it’s not formatted the same. Hard drives are formated as NTFS where smaller portable drives like your USB drive (or memory cards) are FAT32. They’re not designed to hold such large files, but many smaller ones.
Thanks for the advice, thought they would have been the same format, but get where you are coming from, will either save the vids in a smaller format or re-format the drive in NTFS.
Thanks again buddy.