There are 2 scenarios we see this happen.
1. The drive is formatted FAT32. Try and copy a 4.1 GB file over and Windows (erroneously) reports the drive is full. Fix? Convert it to NTFS.
2. The top directory or "root" of the drive can only hold so many entries. Fix? Make some folders and don't fill up the root.
I just purchased a 1TB Samsung Story Station. I am backing up some files from my PC and get an error message before it even reaches 30gb saying that the hard drive is full?
When I first got the drive I connected it to my PC and put some files on it. Since then I have also connected it to my Mac and and takes some files from my PC and transferred them to the Mac using the Story Station.
Can anyone tell me why I am getting the error message saying it is full when there is only around 30gb being taken up?