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Old 06-18-2006, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pen Drive showing less memory!!

I just bought a 256 MB pen drive. When i connected it through USB, it was showing 245MB total space. I understood that rest of space was for formatting purposes. Now i started transferring data and found that i could transfer max of 109 MB data....after that t5he drive showed an error. So i reformatted the drive again and it now shows only 119MB free space!! WHEREZ D OTHER ******* SPACE?? m feeling cheated.... can any1 help please??

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Old 06-18-2006, 04:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm... maybe it was just a faulty drive, you should take it back and get a new one, maybe the new one will work fine

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Old 06-18-2006, 06:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try reformatting it with either FAT (original FAT, not FAT32) or NTFS, whatever one it's not using now. This may help.
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