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is it possible to make a usb drive think it has a smaller capacity?

i have an 8GB USB drive, but it doesn't like more than 4GB of data. can i tell it to be a 4GB drive?

110100101108 years ago
there may be few causes for the problem it is formatted with fat32. fat32 is not capable of having single files of size more than 4 G. format it with ext3 or ntfs instead the storage area has physical damage near the 4 G location. use drive scanning software to check for bad blocks if the problem exists only on your computer than its the computer and not the drive
Can you give us more detail about what the drive is doing ???

You could format and partition it, but there's no guarantee it's going to help.

Here's step 1:

http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool/3000-2242_4-201159.html
lemonie8 years ago
(Without actually checking) you should be able to repartition it like any other logical drive. Google the words "partition USB drive" and see what you find. L