My removable drive not using the complete 16gb volume, What needs to be done?

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I have a 16gb memory card, formatted fat32, I am trying to add data, 8gb, I get a notice that there is not enough disk space. It is plugged into a usb port. What needs to be done to access the complete volume? Can this be reformatted ntfs? I tried there is no way that I can see to do it.

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It is JUST NOT TRUE that there is a 4GB limit!! The largest drive that it can handle the old native way is 32MB. The largest drive it can handle properly and efficiently, with clusters, is 8GB!!!!! The largest it should be able to handle, at the cost of MORE wasted storage(Clusters increase the minimum amount of storage you can allocate, and increase in size once you go past 32MB for the disk), is 2TB!

FORGET all the questions, I can guess the answer. Are you putting all the files in the root part of the drive? M/S never bothered to allow much space in the base directory. If you store all your files there, you are almost guaranteed to run out of DIRECTORY space! Try putting the files in a DIRECTORY on your USB drive.

Steve

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  • Technochic
    Would you provide more details please? Who is the manufacturer of the memory card? What is the OS of the PC you are using and what service pack level? Have you tried this on another PC and gotten the same results?
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  • Robk92
    The manufacture is Kingston SDHC Class 4. my OS is XP Pro sp3. The card is formatted fat32 and I have tried to reformat NTFS to no avail. However, I did get the full 16gb on the card. What I was trying to get on the disk was a image file, that is what didn't go on. I also tried to zip the file and put it on, didn't work No other PC yet. Thanks
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