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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

    new 16GB formatted by htc ..
    any way to get it back?

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Try reformating with a portable R/W device on a PC ...
  3. waremaster

    waremaster Well-Known Member

    Make sure it is formatted Fat32 not Fat.
  4. spacespanner

    spacespanner Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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

    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

    Try formatting in ntfs, but fat 32 should work.
  7. spacespanner

    spacespanner Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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..

    android forever !!! : )
  8. momoceio

    momoceio Android Expert

    FYI - NTFS is a journaling file system and isn't recommended on removable media due to it's increased read/writes

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