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Gigaware 4GB only showing 3.73GB


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#1 Guest_JesusRamirez44_*

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hello I have a serious problem.
My 4GB Gigaware USB only shows 3.73GB :(
It used to say 4GB when I bought it.
Can anybody help me please?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

It may just be me...but I cannot open that attachment...and something is amiss with it, I think.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

The reason it says that is from formatting. Also manufacturers lie a little, so when is says 4GB even before formatting it is not exactly 4GB it is a little less.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

The attachment must've changed when the mods moved this post.

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So there is no possible way of getting the drive to 4GB?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

No, I didn't do anything with the image when I moved the topic.

How is the drive formatted? FAT 32 or NTFS?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:40 AM

That is a normal result. My 4GB flash drive:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

I have the same result with a 4 GB SanDisk Cruzer formatted FAT 32. Capacity 3.73 GB

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

This difference results because to the makers 1kilobyte is 1000 bytes and to Microsoft it is 1024bytes.

If you look at Platypus's post you will see the makers size represented on the left and the Microsoft 3.72Gb on the right.

This is normal and is a source of confusion to many also. My 2Tb drive shows 1.81 TB according to Microsoft. The manufacturer considers 2,000,396,742,656 bytes as 2Tb, Microsoft doesn't.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

Oh ok thanks for the information :)




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