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Meyrin Shiina

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sd card issues
« on: December 06, 2016, 05:04:39 PM »
This is probably the hundredth time I made a topic in this subboard, but it turns out that my SD card, which says it's 4 GB, only has a capacity of 3.68 GB. I tried formatting it from File Explorer and this other program, but it's still not at the space it's supposed to be. Does anyone know how to fix this?


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Re: sd card issues
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 05:30:20 PM »
Basically no disk I've encountered so far has the exact amount of space available that they write on the box. This has a combination of factors besides trying to sound bigger.

In your case (disclaimer: probably), 4GB in bytes that is multiplied in 1000's instead of 1024's is 4000000000 bytes, dividing that by 1024's results in ~3,72GB.
The remaining 0,04GB (~40,96MB) is then reserved for the filesystem (which remembers the filenames and physical locations on the disk and stuff).

So yeah, there isn't a way to make it bigger as it's already as big as it physically is.