My 8gb pen drive showing 64mb only

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Hi.  I just got an 8 GB SanDisk Cruzer 2.0 USB Pen Drive.  I plug it on my PC and I get a "not formatted" error.  I also check the usable space and it only has 64 MB.  Why is my 8GB pen drive showing 64MB only?  I'm on Windows OS 8.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #147327

My 8gb pen drive showing 64mb only

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Hi Elias

I have also encountered similar issue with my 4 GB pendrive. To fix this issue follow the steps as given below:

1. Rightclick your pendrive name in Computer and select Format

2. Choose 'Default allocation size' in Allocation unit size. Sometime less allocation size might be selected by default which eventually show this issue.

3. Choose 'NTFS' in file system

4. Uncheck / Untick Quick Format and click on the Start

Finally your pendrive will be formatted and the actual size will be shown. If your issue is still not fixed then your pendrive might be corrupted.

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My 8gb pen drive showing 64mb only

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That is normal for a newly purchased USB flash drive. Just like normal hard drives which come unformatted when purchased, a USB flash drive is also unformatted when you purchase it. This is the manufacturer’s way of shipping their products to users or customers and also a sign that the storage device is brand new and has not been used.

When a drive is formatted, it is also an indication of usage though nothing has been stored on the device. If you only see 64 MB of usable space on your newly purchased 8 GB SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive, just format it in Microsoft Windows to make the 8 GB space available for use.

To format the drive, connect your USB flash drive on the USB port then click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then “Windows Explorer.” Right-click your USB flash drive then select “Format.” Type a new name for the drive under “Volume label” then click “Start” to begin formatting the drive.

Formatting a USB flash drive
Formatting a USB flash drive

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