Large files on external drive cause system to hang

  1.    23 Aug 2016 #1

    Large files on external drive cause system to hang

    Hi all,
    I have an HP Spectre laptop. I work in television and have to transfer very large files (70-100gb each). When a drive containing those files are connected, the system will hang - sometimes for a short time, sometimes it requires a hard boot. Not sure what is causing this, but it makes my system completely unusable and makes Win10 useless at my work.

    I have tried checking the ALWAYS SHOW ICONS, NEVER THUMBNAILS box in folder options and it doesn't really seem to make a difference.

    The first time I had the problem, I was dealing with DNxHD video files. Now I am working with ProRes 422 files and it seems to be even worse.

    I know it is not the external device, because it happens on all external drives.

    I use ex-FAT formatted flash drives, Mac formatted hard drives (and use Mac Drive to access them) and both have the same issue.

    Any thoughts or fixes?

    Thank you!
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  2. Culbrelai's Avatar
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    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
       23 Aug 2016 #2

    This seems to be a recurring theme with Windows 10, Windows 10 Freezes when dealing with large (75GB) MOV files - Windows 10 Forums

    How bizarre. I routinely deal with large files in Windows 7 and it does not have any issues, moving them from drive to drive, etc. Like I said in the other topic, Windows 10 could be trying to do something dumb like caching the entire file in RAM.
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