8GB memorycard acts like a 2GB

June 19, 2009 at 05:32:05
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently bought a Touch Diamond2, and an 8GB MicroSD to story media files on.

When I inserted the SD it would read as 1.85 GB on the Phone, as well as on the computer, when I was syncing though the phone. If I inserted the memorycard in it's MicroSD -> SD converter, and put it into my PC it would read as if it was 8 GB. Then I wanted to format the memory to try and clear any error there might have been from a few days use before I got the phone, but when Windows formats it, it also says that the storage is 1,85.

Should I still format it to try and get my 8gb, or is there another way to fix this?

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June 19, 2009 at 06:09:08
How is the card formatted? FAT16 has a 2GB limit.

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June 19, 2009 at 06:20:24
It's not formatted yet. It's as it came out of the box, so if if it was limited to 2GB that sounds kinda dumb. Should I just format it as another type?

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June 19, 2009 at 06:27:20
You need to first delete any partitions. Then format using FAT32 or NTFS, depending on where else you plan on using the card.

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June 19, 2009 at 08:31:01
I formatted to FAT32, and now it says 1,85GB all the time.

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June 19, 2009 at 08:40:52
If the partition is only 1.85GB then that is all the space on that partition. As I stated above, you need to delete the partition and start over.

Look at the card in Disk Management to see if it is actually an 8GB card. If so, it should show a partition of 1.85GB and the remainder unallocated.

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June 19, 2009 at 09:26:24
I went to Disk Management, and it says

1,86 GB FAT
Healthy (Primary Partition)

Should call the store for a new Memorycard?

Edit: Trying to move files over, I noticed I could only store up to 1GB

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June 19, 2009 at 14:44:41
That is what I told you to expect. There should also be unpartitioned space or simply have the amount of space listed without any format. Would be in the same box for disk 1.

If you don't see anything like that then you may have been sold a 2GB as an 8GB.

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