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New Flashdrives

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by durkinjt, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    Just bought 2 flashdrives on the net. 250G for $15USA & 60 G for $ 8, problem is when I format them to NFTS the are not recognized, when I format to Fat32 they are, which obviously I will never get the 250G & 60G. The old story you get what you paid for.
     
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    you can still fill the drives in fat 32 but they won't accept a file larger than 4gig
     
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    durkinjt Regular member

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    Thank you , good to know.
     
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    Mez Active member

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    No it is likely an OS issue. You can have problems with flash drives and SD cards being too big to use for your OS. It is better to check on line before you buy. I have used 128 flash drive on W7 after the format I could use it on XP. W7 doesn't format a 64g SD card.
     
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    durkinjt Regular member

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    Thanks for the reply, it's not the OS, in Fat32 just will not handle anything over 4 G, otherwise is OK.
     
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    Mez Active member

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    My personal experience was that I could format a certain sized flash drive with NTFS on W7 64 bit but could only format that same size with Fat32 on XP 32 bit. Once formatted I could use it on XP just fine. I found I couldn't format a 64G SD with W7 at all. I assume it can be used with a later OS since why would they make something that can't be used?

    The G4 limit is a 32fat limit not an OS limit.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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