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

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?

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11010010110 (author)2009-03-26

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

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-26

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:


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lemonie (author)2009-03-26

(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

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