[ubuntu-uk] copying 34gig to a FAT32 external hard drive -- 3 hours?

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 21:28:04 BST 2009


On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 9:08 PM, doug livesey<biot023 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cheers for the reply, but I'm not sure what you mean, sorry -- is it that
> any copy operations over 2gig would do this?
> Is this only for linux, as OSX seems to handle it fine.
> & thanks again,

FAT32 has a limit which means that no single file can be over 4GB.
Multiple files under this limit which total 34GB are ok. It is not
Linux-specific.

As for the speed issue, I really don't know if it is normal. USB 1.x or 2.0?

Matthew



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