Max file limit USB sharing

Max file limit USB sharing

Max file limit USB sharing
Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-12 21:59:12 - last edited 2 weeks ago
Model: Archer AX73  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.3.5 Build 20230919 rel.12938(4555)

Hi,

 

I have a 5TB HDD connected via USB to the router. I have a problem when I want to upload files to it.

 

So I first have to delete some files before the server lets me upload some files again. For example I delete 5 files, I can only upload 5 files. So my question is what the exact maximum files I can store is. It will be a waste of the HDD because I am already hitting like a file limit while I have not even reached 500 GB of storage used. I also can not create new folders when the limit is hit.

 

When I try to upload files or create folders it is saying the action is not supported.

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2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

So a follow up about this problem, response from technical support.

 

After checking with our RD team about that, it should the case that the file number is over 231K or around, and that reaches the max number of the USB driver there.
We will manage to optimize this issue later, but for your side, we can only suggest deleting the random files to spare the total file numbers.

 

 

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-13 08:10:50

  @BaiJie90 

 

Hi, may I know which protocols are you using to access the USB Hard Drive? SMB/Samba, FTP or Media sharing(DLNA)?
Please note that only the SMB/Samba and FTP access support write the USB drive, and you have to make sure you are using account with write access as well.

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-13 09:11:08

  @Sunshine

 

Thanks for replying! 

 

I have only enabled Samba for Windows and the FTP option (outside access). The media sharing is disabled. 

 

Further I've only been using the admin account. 

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-13 09:27:47 - last edited 2024-03-13 09:50:58

  @BaiJie90 

 

Hi, may I know the max files limit you have reached now? and what is the format of your USB drive?

Normally there is no max file limit for samba and ftp, thus to assist you efficiently, I've forwarded your case to the TP-Link support engineers who will contact you with your registered email address later. Please pay attention to your email box for follow-up.

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-13 22:13:11 - last edited 2024-03-13 22:23:04

  @Sunshine 

 

Hello,

 

I currently have 227.416 files, before I deleted a folder containing some photos (since I had a local back-up). I probaly had around 231k ~ 232k ish files when I stumbled upon these problems.

 

Answers in reply of the received email:

The current HDD I am using is a 6TB Western Digital HDD (mistaken for 5TB in the post), model is: WD6003FFBX

The HDD is formated on NTFS.

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing
2024-03-14 01:03:53

  @BaiJie90 

 

Hi, thank you very much for the reply, I've forwarded those information to our senior engineer as well, they will follow up your case via email.

Please let the community know if there is any update on this case.

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Re:Max file limit USB sharing-Solution
2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

So a follow up about this problem, response from technical support.

 

After checking with our RD team about that, it should the case that the file number is over 231K or around, and that reaches the max number of the USB driver there.
We will manage to optimize this issue later, but for your side, we can only suggest deleting the random files to spare the total file numbers.

 

 

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