micro SDHC card issue

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by syneris, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. syneris

    syneris Newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    United States
    I just got 2 4gig cards, but I think one of them is bad. One is a sandisk and formats quickly to 3.68gigs. The other is a kingston, but it has slight pauses at fixed points during format and copying to it doesn't seem as fast. It also shows as 3.76 gigs. I'm worried about having issues, so is there a way to check for problems with the kingston?
  2. haddad

    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2010
    Use this to format ur card instead:

    Its faster, better, and highly recommended. Also u will never get the full 4.00GB, that is how any card it, i got a 4gb stick, all I see for capacity is 3.68gb
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    A lot of people are not aware of this, but computer uses IEC binary prefixes (which is based on 1024) while advertisement uses SI prefixes (which is based on 1000).

    In another words, computer don't use GB, they use GiB.

    Correctly, it is 3.68GiB in computer's mind.

    3.68GiB = 4GB

    So you are good.