Flash Drive Capacity

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Nov 11, 2009

Flash Drive Capacity by saison at 10:23 PM (1,191 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. saison
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    I'm using a Sandisk 4gb flash drive, and I wanted to know if there's anyway that I can increase it's capacity/memory (not sure what it should be called). If not, I would like to know where the other 'bout 0.3gb went with my flash drive, because I format it and it stays at around 3.7gb.

    If that's not possible, I would like to know if it's possible to increase it's capacity/memory with another Sandisk 4gb flash drive.
    Thanks, I really appreciate it :)
     
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    The .3 GB is the file type system you have formatted on it (IE: FAT). And no, it's not possible to increase the capacity in any way.
     
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    Sure, just get another TSOP NAND flash of the same type, check out the pinouts, solder accordingly, and reprogram the flash memory controller to tell it that there's more space now.

    Easy answer: Nope, sorry [​IMG] And that 0.3gbs are sacrificed to the Filesystem's needs. There are other filesystems using less overhead than FAT, but you can't use them on your Wii.
     
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    Urgh, so not even a possibility for like 100mb of space?
     
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    Hard drive and flash memory manufactures call 4,000,000,000 bytes 4GB. Windows calls 4,294,967,296 bytes 4GB. Windows sees there is only 4,000,000 bytes and calls your flash drive 3.7GB.
     
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    You can't increase the capacity of your flash drive, but you can download more RAM to your PC!
    http://downloadmoreram.com/
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Way to not add to the topic at all. Everybody else, thanks. And yeah, I'm trying to increase it for my Wii.
    Thanks for the information.
     
  9. Joe88

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    dont ask stupid question then

    you were told you cannot increase it at all
    yet you had to ask yet again can I increase the max size of the drive
     
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    Yes, but I didn't post a reply that would not add onto the topic whatsoever. Such as something bland and unnecessary as 'No.'

    I would ask of an admin to close this, as it has been answered. Thank you.
     
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    Well those dodgy chinese flash memory manufacturers manage to increase the size you see lol
     
  12. Joe88

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    how was it unnecessary
    you asked a question

    I told you no
    simple as that

    your just trying to start crap for no reason
     

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