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32 GB micro sd HC showing just 10 GB

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Kaidexter, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. Kaidexter

    Kaidexter Thread Starter

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    Hi
    i just bought 32GB micro sd HC card and my pc and my phone showing just something more then 10GB.i was trying to format the card in FAT,FAT32,NTFS and exFAT and nothing helps.Still showing 10GB.
    Anyone any ideas what could cause the problem???
    any ideas are very welcome
    Thanks
     
  2. Hughv

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    Does it have any partitions? Look in Disk Management.
    It may be that it's a mis-labeled 10 GB card.
     
  3. Sylus

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    also, is it showing 10gb in the computer, or just phone? my phone only supports 6 gb so i cannot see all of my 8gb card. if its showing just 10 in computer, ignore this comment. Actually, delete it...
     
  4. Kaidexter

    Kaidexter Thread Starter

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    hi thanks for replys.
    the card is showing 10gb in my phone and in my pc as well.
    im busy at the moment so ill have a look on that on saturday.ill try the disk managment and see whats going on there.
    ill come back with more info over the weekend
    Thanks guys
     
  5. Kaidexter

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    Hi im back with so informations.
    so i checked the card in disk manager and indeed there are 2 partitions.
    one of them is the mentioned 10 GB and the other one is unallocated 20 something GB.
    soo my question is how to delete this partition?i was trying to do that using disk manager but no sucsses.
    any good program for that?
    Thank you
     
  6. aparis99

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    after taking everything off the card, Just use disk manager and right click and delete both partitions, then it should combine them to give you 1 large unformatted partition, then try formatting it in the camera options
     
  7. inuyasha320

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    If you still have problems, use a program like gparted and reformat the flash drive.

    after that, save enough data to fill it then check by randomly opening files if all of the data is still there.

    some counterfeit sd cards will be a small size but they simply enter in a large size for the partition table in hopes of tricking the device and computer into thinking it is a large drive but when you exceed the true storage of the drive, all new data simply randomly overwrites random cells of data in the drive causing the data to corrupt.

    also counterfeit sd cards have gotten better at looking genuine. when I purchased a 4GB sandisk ultra from the amazon.com marketplace, I got a fake card, when I sent pictures to sandisk (since the seller refused to take them back and give me a refund because they insisted they were genuine, I sent them off to sandisk and only upon taking it apart and testing the individual chips 9which also had the sandisk logo and model numbers, did they find out that they were not genuine and then I was able to get a refund. Criminals are getting better at making real looking fakes. When ever you buy a sd card, look at reviews to find out it's true read and write speeds, then benchmark the card you purchased.


    anyway, to reformat your sd card, you first need at least a 1GB flash drive. install ubuntu to the flash drive, then boot into it

    http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

    after that, using gparted in ubuntu, reformat your flash drive.
     
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