Lost memory on Fire Card

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by stewdent, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. stewdent
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    stewdent Newbie

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    Folks, can anyone help?
    I recently bought a 16Gb fire card for my daughter's DS, I started loading up some apps when I got a memory error (sorry, can't remember the details). I left it while I did some digging to find a fix but in the meantime my daughter tried it, got the error & asked windows to fix the problem. The card now only shows 2Gb free space - the amount of space used before it was "fixed".
    I tried a full format, quick format, ran the NAND_ALL.bat file but I can still only see 2Gb.

    Is there any way to recover the lost space?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    stewdent
     
  2. DanTheManMS

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    You're probably confusing bits and bytes. The Firecard is 16 gigabits which translates into 2 gigabytes because there are 8 bits per byte.

    Unless you're saying you're only seeing 2 Gb of free space, which is actually 256 MB?
     
  3. stewdent
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    stewdent Newbie

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    Dan, I think that you're hit on the problem. I assumed that the 16G card was 16 GB wheras it's actually 16 Gb, which translated to about 2 GB I believe. Seening only 2GB I thought that Windows had damaged the card whilst it was trying to fix it.

    I can see about 2GB on the card, which is what I should be seeing, I think.

    No problem with the card, just with the dumb user....

    Never mind, many thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    stewdent