My flash drive is only being recognised as 500MB

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  1. rhyguy
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    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

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    when it says on the casing its 1GB:(

    anyone know why this could be?
     
  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    Try formatting it. [​IMG]
     
  3. rhyguy
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    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

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    i tried the right click format thing, but it still only comes up with the 500MB option in the list

    i'm going to try the advanced format now

    edit: I tried the advanced format, and it still doesnt work:(
     
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Memory hack? If you bought a generic flash drive from a chinese manufacturer then thats the case.

    Or maybe its just a 512 drive accidentally packaged into 1GB. Or maybe not accidentally.
     
  5. rhyguy
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    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

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    its a verbatim so [​IMG]

    I held a movie that was 700MB on it before so [​IMG] again...
     
  6. JacobReaper

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    or maybe someone in your family jacked the flash drive and wrote 1GB on it [​IMG] possible..
     
  7. pikachucrackpipe

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    update your memory card reader drivers.
    had this problem on my laptop - had a 3 gig card and only saw 1 gig. updated the drivers and software, rebooted and then saw all 3 [​IMG]
     
  8. Sinkhead

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