Only 3 MB free on a half full card?

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  1. camintmier
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    That's the warning message I'm seeing when I turn on my DS. Now, normally I'd go ahead and delete some games to free up some space, but there's a small problem with all this. It's an 8GB sdhc card, and my computer says it's only half full!

    Capacity: 7.49GB
    Used Space: 3.55GB
    Free Space: 3.94GB

    So, I'm guessing this isn't normal? I can acknowledge the prompt and still use the CycloDS as I normally would without problems. I'm using firmware 1.53 on a v1.1 black CycloDS. I've tried backing up the data on the card (ctrl+c), reformatting the card to use 4096 byte sectors, then restoring (ctrl+v) and that didn't do anything.

    Any help or info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ericthegreat

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    Strange maybe try deleting the CycloDS folder? Also do you have the problem on 1.51?
     
  3. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    try reformatting it
     
  4. camintmier
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    After some experimentation I think I found a bug in v1.53. If you put close to, but not more than 4 gb data, you'll get the popup message. More than 4gb and no message.

    3.55GB = Message
    3.78GB = Message
    3.96GB = Message
    4.20GB = No message

    Very odd. I dunno if it's just me, or if it happens to others also. Maybe it's dependent on card capacity or something. Oh well, at least a way was found to fix it. Just dump more data onto the SDHC card [​IMG]

    Note: v1.51 didn't pop the message up at any data capacity I tested, until I literally had 3MB free.
     
  5. Ericthegreat

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    Could be possibal that 8gb card has 2 4 gb or 4 2 gb chips and the Cyclods only reads the ones in use?
     
  6. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    how is that even possible [​IMG]
     
  7. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    What OS are your computer?

    The same problem happened to me when I used a Mac to delete and add new games. When I took my CycloDS home and used it on my XP and there it is, the hidden folder where the 'deleted' game were.
     
  8. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    I think this also happens on linux.
     
  9. Raven Darkheart

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    this also happened to me on my 8gb card
     
  10. ShAdOwFuRi

    ShAdOwFuRi GBAtemp Fan

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    So reformatting does not fix the problem??
     
  11. Raven Darkheart

    Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    just fill up past 3.5 GB's
     
  12. camintmier
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    For me, reformatting, then copying the data back onto my card didn't do a bit of good. The only thing that did work was filling the card more than half way with data. I ended up putting 2 dpg movies (rougly 400MB total) on there, play a game for a little bit, then delete the dpg's off the card, and it works like normal now. I dunno what happened. Maybe it was one of those mythical binary 2's, or maybe cosmic radiation, or my own stupidity that caused it. Just like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop, the world may never know...
     
  13. kobykaan

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    Are all your files in the ROOT folder this maby the issue!

    put your games into folders and categorize them into things like SPORTS, PUZZLE,RPG etc etc [​IMG]

    if you have too many files in the root folder you will run into low mem issues!
     
  14. camintmier
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    To be honest, there are only 5 files in my root folder. Pretty much everything's in folders.

    I've got a roms folder, and there are seperate folders inside of that If I ever get 100 roms in a single folder, I'll create a 2nd folder (example: A, A2, A3, A4)

    [​IMG]

    When the memory error happened, my files were all nice and tidy in their folders.
     
  15. damnesiac

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    Is it a genuine memory card? Can ti be filled? Some memory cards won't allow all of it to be used if they're fake.
     
  16. camintmier
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    Yeah, it's a 100% genuine Trancend 8GB Class 6 MicroSDHC card. See this post. They're one of the most reputable companies I've ever dealt with.