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I have an external hard drive that I regularly use to backup projects that I'm working on. For some reason the drive's USB port quit working so for the last few months I've been using firewire.

Today I tried to backup a ~7GB file but it always fails when copying over. It always gets to 40-90% completion and then connection to the drive completely drops and it disappears from My Computer as well. Disconnecting the drive and reconnecting it makes it come back and copying over small files works fine, but I've found that anything over 4GB typically will not transfer.

Could it be a driver issue or something? The drive works fine with other computers, it's just my main rig that I'm having trouble with. Is there a special driver I should have installed or is the one that's included in Windows all I need?
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anything in the event log?

could be driver related...as for it working on other computers just fine, are you transferring the same size files from them to it? have you installed "special" drivers on them for this device? is this a western digital mybook/passport (whatever they call them now)...if it is one of those, the one thing you could do, if you are extremely desperate, pull it out of its case and make it an internal (as they use to be just standard sata harddrives in them, i'd imagine they still are.)

another thing you could try, grab a ubuntu iso from ubuntu.com (no need to install it), and make a livecd/usb out of it, and attempt to transfer the file from there, one way to test the "driver" theory, if it fails there, then i'd imagine its a hardware problem, if not, a driver is more than likely your culprit.
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