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Pen drive capacity

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sandman4321, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Sandman4321

    Sandman4321 Thread Starter

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    Hello guys,
    I have a usb pen drive and when I connect it to my pc it shows nearly 32GB capacity. Also I can store files upto 32GB but when I try to use them I can't and they won't open.. ( Specially movies .. Actually I did not try other formats..) I did a quick format but it didn't work... Any sollutions???
    And I don't know the brand of this... it is a very small chip attached to a card... please help...
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    There are counterfeit USB flash drives on the market that claim a particular capacity but actually have much less capacity. The drives are configured to appear to have the stated capacity in Windows Properties and it is not until you use them that you discover that there is significantly less real space. Saving more data than it can actually store will sometimes cause previously written data to be overwritten. There is commercial software available that can determine the true capacity of the drive, but I am not aware of a free one.

    There is also a problem of low quality drives. These drives might have the capacity they state on the package but are of such low quality that they corrupt files or lose data stored on them.
     
  3. plodr

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    Solution: buy name brand USB flash drives.
    There are good sales on names brands and you are sure they are the capacity stated.
     
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