External Hard drive space issue - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2007, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default External Hard drive space issue

when ever i try to save a file bigger then what my internal hard drive has left in free space to my external hard drive it tells me that i don't have enough space for instance when i try to save a 7 gig file to my external hard drive when my c drive only has 4 gigs left it wont save. I'm using a 232gig fire wire My Book. thanks for any help you guys can give me
__________________

Thechosenone is offline  
Old 03-30-2007, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748
Default Re: External Hard drive space issue

Where are you trying to save this file from? Are you downloading it and trying to download it to the external or copying it from a DVD drive to the external?
__________________

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 03-30-2007, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: External Hard drive space issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by sPlAtOiD View Post
Where are you trying to save this file from? Are you downloading it and trying to download it to the external or copying it from a DVD drive to the external?
iv done it 3 different ways first is by downloading form the Internet it will download but then say there's not enough space 2ed is from one hard drive to the other last one is throw torrents also if the file is split into parts it works fine like i can have 10 files that into 7 gigs but i cant have 1 file that equals 7 gigs. unzipping wont work ether (using winrar)
Thechosenone is offline  
Old 04-05-2007, 05:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: External Hard drive space issue

/bump
Thechosenone is offline  
Old 04-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default Re: External Hard drive space issue

I haven't ever had this problem before, but I would guess that Windows is caching that file on the C: drive, and thows the error once capacity is reached. Do you have any large files you can temporarly store on the external drive to free up enough space and try it again?
__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weird power trouble when putting in 2nd hard drive idrisguitar Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 03-30-2007 11:56 AM
hard drive problems Sewercake Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 03-28-2007 09:08 PM
What hard drive? kfinchie New Systems | Building and Buying 6 03-28-2007 03:30 PM
Question on hard drive quality? ingeborgdot New Systems | Building and Buying 4 03-28-2007 12:48 AM
Hard drive space? sprtnbsblplya Off Topic Discussion 10 03-27-2007 10:12 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.