SD card troubles.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Saturnplanet5, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Saturnplanet5
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    I bought a 1G SD card a while back (3-4 weeks ago) and when I got it home I formatted it to FAT file system. I checked the properties and there was 998 MB left on the card. Over time from adding and subtracting files a whopping 32 MB of space has disappeared and I can't get it back even if I reformat it again. Does anyone know why this space has disappeared and is there anyway I can get it back? Is it just bad sectors or something similar? Should I take it back to the store I got it from or is losing space just one of the quirks of this kind of media?
     
  2. tama_mog

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    run chkdsk or scandisk on the card to see if there is any problems with the structural integrity of the sd card.

    say your card reader is drive q:

    go to command prompt and type:

    "chkdsk q: /f"

    sounds fishy that you had 998 to start with....normally 32mb missing sounds about right I think.....might want to validate the authenticity of the manufacturer of the sd card as well.
     
  3. Saturnplanet5
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    Thanks. I ran chkdsk with the parameters for my reader, everything seemed ok. No errors were reported. If 32 MB sounds about right then I'll just have to live with it I guess. It's a 1GB Unity Digital High Speed card so I think it's authentic. Thanks again.