[Answer ID: 14133]

Apple 2 gig file limit / 32 character limitation on LinkStation

Created 05/30/2012 06:07  |   Updated 06/08/2012 09:35

The limitation is not due to the format of the Linkstation (EXT3).
There is a limitation with the Appletalk protocol on the Linkstation that files can be no larger than 2 GB with a maximum file/foldername length of 32 characters.
Since OS 10.2, Apple has supported the SMB protocol for file transfers.

  1. Mount by using 'Connect to Server' and entering:
    "smb://<Linkstationname>/<sharename>" ...where <Linkstationname> is the network name or IP address and <sharename> is the name of the share.




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