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General 16 GB microSD Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brodymon, May 5, 2010.

  1. brodymon

    brodymon Member
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    I just rec'd my 16GB micro Sd card and inserted it into my phone. When I checked available memory it said 14.8GB available. Is that normal or did I get screwed from the website I purchased the card from. I would think if the card is brand new it would have 16GB available....

    Does anyone know?
     

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  2. Diablo2k

    Diablo2k Well-Known Member
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    Its normal. The formatted size of a memory card is always less than the advertised size. Same goes for Computer hard drives as well.
     
  3. Camslam

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    I checked my new 16gb micro card the other night and same thing.

    This is what I found:

    Doesn't really help much, but on my last external hard drive, it was supposed to be 500 GB and was only something like 468 GB. I was pretty pissed about a 32 GB difference. :(

    Who knows, probably a over promise, under deliver type situation.
     
  4. ChiTownJim

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    They never have exactly the same amount advertised, my 8gig I think only had 7.4gig
     
  5. greenrolaids

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    for some reason manufacturers post the size of their devices as if 1000MB=1Gb

    But 1024MB = 1GB

    Then you lose some by formating as well.

    so your 16GB sd card will lose 368MB right from the start.
     
  6. brodymon

    brodymon Member
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    Thanks all!
     
  7. mched

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    If you don't mind me asking, what brand did you get and how much was it? Oh and what class is it?
    Thanks
     
  8. brodymon

    brodymon Member
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    I got it at www.buy.com i think it was $43.00 and that included the shipping. It is a 2 I think
     
  9. CyberVike

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    I bought a 16 GB chip and mine says same thing.
     

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