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Old October 19, 2011, 04:09 AM
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16GB flash drive, 14.8GB free, can't copy a 9GB file to it, sez the file is to large for the file system (FAT32)
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Old October 19, 2011, 04:18 AM
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4gb max on fat32. need to format the flash to ntfs
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Old October 19, 2011, 04:19 AM
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Doesn't FAT32 only allow a max file size of around 4GB or something like that?


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Old October 19, 2011, 04:27 AM
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Hmm, I knew there was a limit but I didn't think it was that small. Am I going to brick a Sandisk Flash drive if I re-format in NTFS?
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Old October 19, 2011, 04:38 AM
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I don't think that reformatting would brick it. You are going to back up any data on the drive first right?
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Old October 19, 2011, 05:07 AM
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Brand new one I just picked up to replace my usless old 1GB one...

Hmm, it's super fast at first, then the transfer rate tanks and then dies, even with a small file
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You might want to try deleting the partition in Disk Management and starting from scratch.
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Old October 19, 2011, 11:24 AM
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I seem to recall the speed of my flashdrives improving when I wiped and changed them to NTFS.
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Yeah 4GB limit to FAT32. You can use exFAT or NTFS to copy files bigger than 4GB. Just right click the drive and format :) NTFS is faster than FAT32. I find FAT32 when copying it'll start REALLY low and climb but with exFAT or NTFS it'll start high and drop to it's normal speeds. You wont brick the drive, I've formatted my drives MANY times.
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Old October 21, 2011, 08:57 AM
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It only seems to be problematic on this crappy POS Dell at work, oh well.
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