A lot of external hard drives come formatted as FAT32 so they keep compatibility with Mac users (which can't natively read/write to the superior NTFS file format). FAT32 has a 4GB file size limit, so even if there's enough space, any one file can't go over that 4GB limit and generates the error.
The solution is to reformat the drive as NTFS. (Back up whatever is on it, first.)
Free up space on your internal, or better yet, add two extra internals to your system. Your internal (singular, and that is very bad and below minimum requirements) has to store temp files and it is running out of space.
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Jim Simon wrote:
A lot of external hard drives come formatted as FAT32 so they keep compatibility with Mac users (which can't natively read/write to the superior NTFS file format).
Macs can read NTFS volumes. They can also read and write to exFAT.
Macs can read NTFS volumes.
Maybe, but they can't write to them out of the box. And since external drives generally come empty, it's a pretty safe bet that the purchaser will want to write files to it. So, a lot of drive makers format as FAT32.
exFAT is a better file system than FAT32, especially for solid state media like P2 and SD cards. Using exFAT on those cards would allow large files (long continuous shots) and keep compatibility with Macs. Now, if only camera makers would issue firmware updates to allows exFAT formatted media...