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    Apr 09, 2008
    having problem with my portable hdd..
    I havent had this problem before. But now everytime I try to transfer items from my macbook to my external hdd (western digital scorpio blue in enclosure) it get to a certain point and then it just stops. in order to get it started agin I have to uplug it and try again. I have used different chords but still nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Also it is formatted to FAT32.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    How large are the files that you're trying to transfer? FAT-32 formatted drives are limited to a file size of around 4 GB. That limitation does not apply for drives formatted to HFS+ or NTFS.

    If the file sizes are OK and the drive is quitting anyway, the problem may be hardware related. Run Disk Utility from Applications, Utilities, and do a verify and repair of the drive.


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