Maximum file size for Verbatim Store \'n\' Go USB Executive 32GB

[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB Executive 32GB. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]I tried to copy a 7Gb file onto the 32Gb Stor N Go (which had about 20Gb) free space. It complained that the disc was full. is there some sort of maximum file size that the Store N Go can handle?

[QUOTE=allanmark;2301142][qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB Executive 32GB. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]I tried to copy a 7Gb file onto the 32Gb Stor N Go (which had about 20Gb) free space. It complained that the disc was full. is there some sort of maximum file size that the Store N Go can handle?[/QUOTE]

That is because by default the “32GB” flash drive was formatted with the FAT32 filesystem. As such, the FAT32 filesystem cannot handle files larger than 3.906GB (4000MB) in size. The flash drive must be reformatted with the NTFS or comparable filesystem in order to handle files larger than 3.906GB in size.

I believe the actual maximum file-size for FAT16 and FAT32 file-systems is (4 GiByte - 1 Byte) i.e. one byte less than 102410241024 bytes or (2^24-1) bytes.

As RJL suggested, you will need to reformat the drive with another filesystem such as NTFS (which will be readable but not be writeable on a Mac as far as I know).

If you want to experiment, the new exFAT a.k.a. FAT64 file-system can also be used, but will require installation of a hotfix KB955704 on Windows XP or Service Pack 1 on Windows Vista.

If you’re using something other than Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, your file-system choices will be different.

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[QUOTE=DrageMester;2301203]I believe the actual maximum file-size for FAT16 and FAT32 file-systems is (4 GiByte - 1 Byte) i.e. one byte less than 102410241024 bytes or (2^24-1) bytes.[/QUOTE] Correction: one byte less than 410241024*1024 bytes or (2^32-1) bytes. :doh: