Why can't I transfer a 4GB or larger file to my USB Memory Flash Drive / SD, MiniSD, MicroSD Card?
PLEASE NOTE: A lot of the ITVV DVDs are larger than 4GB
This is due to FAT32 limitation. Files larger than 4GB CANNOT be stored on a FAT32 volume.
Formatting the flash drive as exFAT or NTFS will resolve this issue.
exFAT: This is an updated file system created by Microsoft to replace FAT32. It debuted in Windows Vista SP1, it has a maximum file size of 16 exabytes (EB), and it's compatible with both Mac and PC. Though it’s a proprietary Microsoft technology, Apple licensed it for use in its OSes so you’ll see it as an option when formatting a drive in OS X. For swapping or sharing large files, especially between OSes, exFAT is the way to go.
NTFS: This is the newest file system created by Microsoft and is the de facto file system for almost every modern internal hard drive and SSD.
How to format USB, SD and microSD cards on a Mac to exFAT formate
1/ Connect your SD card to your Mac using a card reader
2/ Open Disk Utility app
3/ Select your SD card
4/ Choose Erase function
5/ Enter SD card name (optional)
6/ Choose filesystem format - choose exFAT
How to format USB, SD and microSD cards on Windows to exFAT formate
1/ Connect your SD card to your Windows PC using a card reader
2/ Click on File Explorer and locate your SD Card
3/ Right click on the USB flash drive / SD / microSD and select Format
4/ In the new window select exFAT from the File system drop down menu
5/ In the Unit allocation size drop down menu set to default allocation size
6/ Add a label to your device
7/ Make sure Quick Format is checked
8/ Click on Start to begin the process. Please be patient as this may take some time
9/ After completion, click on OK and then click on close
You have now successfully formatted your USB, SD and microSD card to an exFAT file system
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