My memory stick just lost half its capacity:(

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  1. rhyguy
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    Its a vertabrim store and go 1GB stick, and my old one did this, so i sold it, and now it happened again:(
    it was 990MB, now its 495MB
    what could be reasons for this to happen, and how would i fix it?
     


  2. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Try a simple reformat and report back. As for reasons, I have no clue. Probably some corrupted files taking up a lot of space and damaging overall capacity I suppose
     
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    Try formatting it. If that doesn't work check if it has been partitioned.
     
  4. leetdude_007

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    try quick format instead of just format (Windows seXPee)
     
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    i did a quick format and its still 495 MB:(
     
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    I have a similar problem with a Sandisk Ultra II 2GB SD card. Used it in some cheap-o MP3 player and now its only reading as a 1GB. I've tried everything mentioned above including formatting it in a digital camera, to no avail.

    The lesson here, dont stick your card in random/generic MP3 players, lord knows where they've been ~_~
     
  7. Rayder

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    Try this program:

    Panasonic SD formatter

    You have to install it, but it is specifically for formatting SD cards.

    See if that gives you your space back.
     
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    the overwrite erase comes shows X/1056256 which i think is roughly how many kb there are in a gb, but then it says the drive doesnt support flash format and stops, so i only get 489 MB
     
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    Don't use overwrite erase, just use quick.
     
  10. rhyguy
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    when that finishes, it is still 489MB
     
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    It sounds like the reader you're using doesn't support more the 512meg. Try a different reader. Try the USB one you got with your R4.
     
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    i was talking about a usb flash drive

    not a memory card

    sorry if that wasnt clear
     
  13. Rayder

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    Ah, I see now. Hmm....don't know what to do about that. Sorry.

    Maybe try going to the site of the peeps who made the card.
     
  14. rhyguy
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    i just sent a thing to their support thing, so hopefully they'll fix it:)
     
  15. Nero

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    Try putting files that are larger than "the capacity" of it right now.

    Like, 500mb total. See if it lets you do that.

    ~Nero
     
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    verbatim sent me a special formatting tool that fixed it for me, this thread can be closed
     
  17. test84

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    could u share it with others too? atleast name it since my friend has a similar problem.
     
  18. rhyguy
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    you have to email verbatim support with your serial number to get it, cause i deleted it
     
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    what was its name?
     
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    v-safe100vista.zip:)