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Old 22-07-17, 12:34
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Default Cruzer Blade 128gb

Hello, I have the above USB flash drive.

With the other Sandisk I had (32gb), I had to re-format that as ex-FAT, to get around the 4gb file size limit.

Would there be any reason why I could not do the same with this one please?
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Old 22-07-17, 13:18
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Default Re: Cruzer Blade 128gb

Why don't you try formatting it and see for yourself?

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Old 22-07-17, 14:53
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Why don't you try formatting it and see for yourself?


Well, it's under warranty at the moment and I can't see why not, but then again I didn't want to find out I shouldn't have done so later!
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Old 22-07-17, 15:16
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Default Re: Cruzer Blade 128gb

"Well, it's under warranty at the moment and I can't see why not, but then again I didn't want to find out I shouldn't have done so later!"
Are you being serious?

Formatting Sandisk Cruzer exfat

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/289/kw/Formatting%20Sandisk%20Cruzer%20exfat
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Old 22-07-17, 15:19
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Yes.....

I'll find out later anyway, fingers crossed.
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Old 22-07-17, 16:13
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Default Re: Cruzer Blade 128gb

What on Earth makes you think a device (Sandisk USB drive in this case) can’t be formatted, whilst under warranty, to the type which is required for it to work as it should on a receiving device such as a Smart TV.
I have given the TV as an example because some Smart TVs, especially older ones, won’t recognise certain types of formatting.
I have had Panasonic Plasma TVs which will not recognise NTFS formatting so you have to format to exFAT so it is recognised and the content (bigger file sizes) can transferred to it and also be seen/played.
Formatting is a normal practise – you won’t be penalised for it should you ever have a warranty claim.

FYI, many USB Flash drives/memory cards over a certain size are factory formatted by default to exFAT these days.
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Old 22-07-17, 17:26
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I've removed the SecureAccess (v3) as it was taking up space, & made transferring stuff across a bit too cumbersome.

Now doing a full format, although Windows seems to be telling me it has a capacity of 116gb ????
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Old 22-07-17, 17:32
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That's because to vendors a GB is 1000MB whereas it is 1024MB/GB

My 1TB ext.HDDs come out as having 931GB.
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Old 22-07-17, 19:12
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If I've worked this out correctly, 128x1000 = 128,000

divide by 1024 = 125.
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Old 22-07-17, 22:23
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If I've worked this out correctly, 128x1000 = 128,000

divide by 1024 = 125.
Not quite as simple as that

Your 128 GB > 128 x 1000 x1000 x 1000 =128,000,000,000 bytes > Manufacturer uses Decimal

MS uses Binary so 128,000,000,000 /1024/1024/1024 = 119.2 GB *


http://knowledge.seagate.com/article...S/FAQ/172191en

http://www.pcguide.com/intro/fun/bindec-c.html

Kilobyte (KB) = 1,024 bytes
Megabyte (MB) = 1,024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 bytes
Gigabyte (GB) = 1,024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes *
Terabyte (TB) = 1,024 gigabytes or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes

*128,000,000,000/1,073,741,824 or for quick calc. deduct 7%
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