09-14-2010 08:07 PM
I'd like to copy a large (4.5Gb) file onto the external harddrive connected to my nfiniti wireless router. It seems the router only supports xfs or fat32, and fat32 doesn't have the large file sizes. Do I have to use xfs for this to work?
Background info: I want to stream a 720p video from my router to my xbox 360.
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09-15-2010 11:23 PM
At this time (until the router supports NTFS which it may do with future dd-wrt firmware) your only option s is to reformate with XFS. It is not as bad as it sounds as long as you have another storage device to back up your data befor formating your drive (which one should always have for any data as ANY drive can fail at any time). The problem I had is that once formated, windows would not be able to see the drive. 2 options to get your data back onto the XFS drive: 1.) transfer it via the network (very long time, 1TB would have taken up to 50 hours). 2.) download and install Parted Magic onto a usb drive (just do a google search). Boot a computer via the usb stick with both drives attached. You will get a very nice GUI that you can do a ton of stuff including copying files from on drive to another Note parted magic can read almost any type of formated drive. One thing to note is that for me I had to "mount" the drive via gparted program before the OS could actually connect to the drive. Copy via this method took <5 hours.
HOpe that helps.
08-14-2011 11:37 PM
It looks like it's been a while since someone posted here and I spent quite some time trying to figure this out.
I`m currently using a WZR-HP-G300NH with a Western Digital 1.5TB external HD. It's currently formated as XFS through the normal formating process. The rounter itself is running under version 1.76 (R2.01/B1.07).
When I try to move files into it usually over 100 Mb I get a connection error saying connection was lost (seems like a timeout type of error). This happens around 80-90% of the file transfer. Some times I try to move a 8gb file and around 7GB it fails.
Usually after this I have to reset the hard drive so the router can recognize the drive again.
Does anyone have any tip on this?
08-29-2011 12:49 PM
I was transfering the files from a mac pro. Sometimes I would have connection through the network for days and I was able to transfer lots of data, then all of the sudden it would drop and even after a restart (router + HD + NOTE) it wouldn't let me transfer more then 50mb (can't tell exactly, but surelly less then 100mb).
I`m trying to set up the DD-WRT (V24-SP2 build 16783). I got the unit to mount on /mnt as a FAT32 and EXT3 but I`m strugling to see it through the network. I was trying to figure out how to install Samba, but I`m looking for a easier solution and I want to keep using the official buffalo firmware.