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On XP, transfer 75GB file to external 2TB solid state drive, error message that 'insufficient space available' when over 1TB left. How to achieve this transfer?

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75GB single file or multiple files? Can you be more clear about that? – The_aLiEn Apr 29 '12 at 16:21
Please modify the title. It says you're trying to transfer to a 2GB solid state drive which if you were trying to transfer 75GB, would have insufficient space. – Fiasco Labs Apr 29 '12 at 16:30
@FiascoLabs it won't transfer if it formatted fat32.... – Moab Apr 29 '12 at 23:57
2TB SSD, who can afford that? – Moab Apr 29 '12 at 23:58

If it is formatted as FAT (or FAT32) and it has 512byte sectors then the maximum filesize possible is 4GB. Try formatting as NTFS.

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Best option for your 2TB hard disk is to format it into a Ntfs, then try again, it should work.

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