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is there a limit to file size on hard drives?

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Last response: in Storage
March 6, 2006 3:37:18 AM

Is there a limit to the size of a file you are allowed to have on your Hard Drive or in a particular folder on your computer? I have a new Seagate 250GB Hard Drive that has been acting up when i capture lots of video to it.

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March 6, 2006 3:45:48 AM

There is a limit. It depends on the file system. If you're using FAT32, the limit is 4 GB. If you're using NTFS, the limit is much greater than the size of your drive.
March 6, 2006 4:04:48 AM

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There is a limit. It depends on the file system. If you're using FAT32, the limit is 4 GB. If you're using NTFS, the limit is much greater than the size of your drive.


The only restriction under NTFS is the entire volume minus the MFT and a few other components/overhead, there is virtually no limit.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time