[Answer ID: 14134]

Apple 2 GB file limit / 32 character limitation on the TeraStation

Created 05/30/2012 14:08  |   Updated 10/04/2013 15:11

The limitation is not due to the format of the TeraStation (XFS).

There is a limitation with the Appletalk protocol on the device that files can be no larger than 2 GB with a maximum file/folder name length of 32 characters.

Since OS X 10.2, Apple has supported the SMB protocol for file transfers.


Mount by using Connect to Server and entering: "smb://<Terastationname>/<sharename>".

Where <Terastationname> is the network name or IP address, and <sharename> is the name of the share.



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