Seagate 1TB external hard drives. Both formatted the same way: Mac OS Extended, GUID partition table. One has 400GB stored on it. When I drag and drop from one external hard drive to the other, after a while (anywhere around 8GB and up) I get an error 36 message - says I cannot read/write file. The lady on the phone for Seagate support says it's because you can't drag and drop large amounts of data via USB: in other words, it's not the drive's fault. Really?
Mac OSX 10.5.8.
61GB free space on own hard drive
The 400GB I'm trying to move has a lot of nested folders in it (it's a collection separate photo/film shoots).
I'm not using my computer for anything else while it's transferring files.
The files will transfer individually.
Error 36 message: "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "example.mov" could not be read or written. (Error code -36)"
Oh, and some background:
I formatted the drives (let's call them drive A and B), then copied the info from two other drives (say, C and D) onto drive A. Then, when I tried to copy from drive A to the empty drive B, I started seeing error 36. I checked out drive A on disk utility - had problems. See image
. So, I copied all info from A to B (dragging and dropping the info as the error messages popped up). Then reformatted A. Then I found out that B also had errors, so I repaired it. Now disk utility says that neither drives have errors. I don't really know how to move forward in problem solving here. Could it be my computer that's the problem?