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I got a smaller drive capacity after format


adryyanc

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I have a voyager 1 GB flash.

The first time i used it reported 967MB.

I encrypted my drive with the provided software. Then i reformated. Then I made 2 partitions with aefdisk32 v1.0 on it (the only way in my mind to patition it as partition magic cant see flash drives). After i made this partitions i realized that winxp can't access anymore the usbdrive. I formated back the flash with aefdisk32 putting a command that take all available space for partition. I made just one as it was FAT16 (with xp didnt worked). Then i realized i have 964MB. Formating with winxp dosn't change the sittuation. What is the problem here? Did i changed the MBR or the fault is default allocation unit size?

 

I wanted 2 partitions: an encrypted one and a free to access one. Is that possible with corsair voyager?

 

Many thanks!

 

PS: Sorry for my bad english.

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Please try and do this under a command prompt:

Format (X:) /FS:FAT32 /U (X=the drive letter assigned to the Flash Voyager)

If you still have problems, let’s get it replaced. Please use the RMA request found in TSXpress or follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it!

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Here is the result, still 964 MB.

 

The type of the file system is FAT.

The new file system is FAT32.

Verifying 964M

Initializing the File Allocation Table (FAT)...

Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?

Format complete.

 

1,009,684,480 bytes total disk space.

1,009,680,384 bytes available on disk.

 

4,096 bytes in each allocation unit.

246,504 allocation units available on disk.

 

32 bits in each FAT entry.

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