1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

16GB sd card turned 2GB after formating- how to get it bac to original 16

Discussion in 'Computers' started by spacespanner, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. spacespanner

    spacespanner Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009

    Dec 4, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    new 16GB formatted by htc ..
    any way to get it back?
    thanks!
     

    Advertisement

  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    663
    Posts:
    10,543
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008

    Nov 3, 2008
    10,543
    210
    663
    Washington DC, USA
    Try reformating with a portable R/W device on a PC ...
     
  3. waremaster

    waremaster Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    122
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009

    Nov 7, 2009
    122
    15
    38
    Make sure it is formatted Fat32 not Fat.
     
  4. spacespanner

    spacespanner Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009

    Dec 4, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    thank you for your help.
    one trouble is i tried to format the card with a sd reader on a pc.
    but it still shows 2gb capacity.
    is reformating some extra feature? i didnt see/.?
     
  5. retrorom

    retrorom Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    194
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    194
    22
    58
    Graphic Designer
    Ok you should know that SD Cards are something else than Hard Drives, there are some special SD Formatting tools out there like this one:

    "SD Formatter"

    This software formats all SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards using a formatting program that complies with official SD memory card requirements. SD formatting provides quick and easy access to your SD memory card. This program may only be used on Windows
     
  6. captianken

    captianken Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009

    Dec 10, 2009
    10
    0
    35
    Try formatting in ntfs, but fat 32 should work.
     
  7. spacespanner

    spacespanner Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009

    Dec 4, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    Thank you all for your help.
    the card was fake!!
    but i got my money back so ..its not so bad - just the waste of time..

    thanks
    android forever !!! : )
     
  8. momoceio

    momoceio Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,235
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009

    Dec 14, 2009
    1,235
    149
    163
    Sr. Systems Administrator
    St. Louis
    FYI - NTFS is a journaling file system and isn't recommended on removable media due to it's increased read/writes
     

Share This Page

Loading...