My brand new memory card has 2.5 - 3 GB LESS space then my old 64 GB HOW?

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  1. Chrisssj2
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    I found out. because if i do current space (applications + others) = 31.93 +25GB free space it's 56.93 which is close to 57 which the figure it says when i first open content manager.
    So i opened content manager on my old 64 GB and it says 60 GB!!!

    so why does my other vita has like 3GB more max GB then my other one?? which is BRand new!!!
    im really annoyed now.
     


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    Try formatting the new memory card.
     
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    Did you format the card before you started using it?
     
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    No i just plugged it in and i set my backup from my 16 GB card back on it...
     
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    Then backup the data you have on it atm, and format the card to either exfat or fat32 depending on wich is needed, and 32bit cluster if i remember the cluster size right.
     
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    Ehm. if u format it via the vita, i dont think u get any options for formatting right? i dont remember that anyway. Which is better exfat or fat32 for storing max games.
    Im gonna back up and try and see if it solves the problem!
     
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    fat32 max file size is about 4GB, so if you use files bigger then that exfat is needed. But the format through the console you use should be good for it. I prefer to format through a PC though.
     
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    Do you actually have a vita? then you should know the memory cards cant be read/formatted on a pc unfortunately.
     
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    nope just general knowledge of stuff, so take what i say with a pinch of salt.
    Edit: In this case thus a general knowledge of cards and formating.
     
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    I had the same issue with my 64GB. I fixed it by restoring the system not to be confused with "Restore this System" in the format option in settings. This will not delete your games, just wifi passwords, notifications, location... It turns out content manager was not showing the correct game sizes, after the restore, it showed up properly with the right size for "other" and "system".
     
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    Tried it your way. didnt work. Then tried formatting. Didn't work. still says 57 GB!
    What the hell???

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    It didnt work..
     
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    Exactly id be fine if it said 59. but it's saying 57. i paid 110 euro for this premium shit if it even has a couple of GB less. im gonna complain. Its already overpriced as fuck.

    So im not sure what to do now. but im mailing playasia.
     
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    Yea at least SD cards are super cheap compared to Vita cards... most ppl don't even bother complaining or care, but i hear you... 110 euro is alot of money..

    I'd complain to SONY for making them so expensive lol (this is probably one of the reasons that killed the Vita)
     
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    Well what good is complaing to sony gonna do for me? i doubt they would give me a new 64 GB.
     
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    Im just saying, and no.. sony won't do anything.
     
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    Have you reclaimed space that's in ux0:/ptmp ?
     
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    Yes. and still my friend. if u had 59 GB in PTMP folder it should still say 59/60 GB in content manager I think.
     
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    Failed VPK installs still have data in ux0:/ptmp.
    It could be that that data isn't visable for CMA.

    Anyway, I wouldn't know anything otherwise.
     
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    FKING PIECE OF CRAP SOFTWARE.
    im SO ANGRY. i backup my memory card. and formatted memory card because i thought i could restore it. now i get error C2-12858-4 @ restoring. WTF it only backed up 4 GB. eventhough i remember it saying backup succesfull 30gb!

    Did with QCMA

    So yeah.. im hoping playasia will refund me money or send another or something
     
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