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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

So a family member ordered some cheapo 32gb flash drive for $12 on ebay.  It was advertised as 32gb and shows up in windows as a 32gb partition but I copied a 4gb file to it and then attempt to copy an 8 gb file and it says "file is too large for destination file system"  Is china REALLY doing this?

Yes, yes

 

That is a known scam in Asia

 

Don't buy storage off ebay....seriously

 

Use ebay buyer protection to get money back

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Yes, yes

 

That is a known scam in Asia

 

Don't buy storage off ebay....seriously

 

Use ebay buyer protection to get money back

I didn't buy it... I would have just got some cheap sandisk PoS from a walk in store.  I never buy cheap crap from no name china sellers because crap like this happens.  So I formatted the drive and created a new partition it still says 32gb..... How'd they manage that? lol

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I didn't buy it... I would have just got some cheap sandisk PoS from a walk in store.  I never buy cheap crap from no name china sellers because crap like this happens.  So I formatted the drive and created a new partition it still says 32gb..... How'd they manage that? lol

I forgot how they do it, but yeah, that there is the scam :/ 

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

So a family member ordered some cheapo 32gb flash drive for $12 on ebay.  It was advertised as 32gb and shows up in windows as a 32gb partition but I copied a 4gb file to it and then attempt to copy an 8 gb file and it says "file is too large for destination file system"  Is china REALLY doing this?

File is too large for destination file system?  Are you copying to a FAT32 partition?

You cannot a file that large onto a FAT32 file system!

 

If you are still in doubt, run this on the flash drive:  https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

Format and make sure to resize or whatever :p  You will have the real capacity

 

I have purchased several 32GB flash drives for $10-$12 on eBay.  They are not very reliable, but they all had the advertised capacity.

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^

 

You are right, forgot about FAT32 restrictions

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lol yes I made the partition fat32.... We'll see.  32gb is supposed to be the max for fat32 I thought?

 

edit: Every time I try to format it to NTFS it says the format didn't complete successfully. I tried to format to exFAT and now it's copying a 7.56gb file.  


Edited by linglingjr - 3/10/14 at 6:47pm
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lol yes I made the partition fat32.... We'll see.  

 

edit: Every time I try to format it to NTFS it says the format didn't complete successfully. 

Try exfat

 

Don't use FAT32.

 

Try anything but FAT32

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Try exfat

 

Don't use FAT32.

 

Try anything but FAT32

Yep it's copying with exfat right now.  I only used fat32 because I know that the br player supports it and that's its only use.  Hopefully it supports that format too, thanks.  You learn something new everyday.

 

I wonder if the read speed will be fast enough to play 1080p files off of... That's what they bought it for oh man.  The ebay page says it's 12mb/s read and sub 5mb/s write, right now it's copying at 5.19mb/s so not all hope is lost.


Edited by linglingjr - 3/10/14 at 6:52pm
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Yep it's copying with exfat right now.  I only used fat32 because I know that the br player supports it and that's its only use.  Hopefully it supports that format too, thanks.  You learn something new everyday.

Fat32 is a legacy format still used because its tried and true for almost everything

 

Has many limits on it though

post #5020 of 9059

BR player doesn't support exFAT.  So now I have a handy little unreliable 32gb storage device : )

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You most likely have a fake. Plenty of fake Sandisk's floating on ebay. They usually die on first use or within a few weeks. There are programs out there that can identify the flash used and the actual rated capacity. Yes it's a scam that's been going on for over a decade now since the dawn of USB flash drives on ebay. Usual problems are failed to copy file over 1, 2, 4GB for a 8GB+ usb flash drive/memory card, then the card dies and cannot be detected anymore. Sometimes you get manufacture reject units that don't pass QC requisites from the manufacturer discard the batch. Sellers on fleabay sometimes sell it and the card usually dies within a few days of degraded copy/read performance, I knew one bloke here that had close relations to the plants overseas and was 15000+ factory rejects till he got arrested. Warned him too, he had it coming.

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

BR player doesn't support exFAT.  So now I have a handy little unreliable 32gb storage device : )

Have you considered a compromise?  Split your video and copy the files onto a FAT32 FS :)

That or you could compress the video, but my gut tells me you want high bitrate.  If your video is ~1h:30m long you should be OK.  Might choke a couple of times ;)

 

You should try the software I linked above, as it is better than the Windows utility.

What other filesystems does your player support?  I know a number of Oppo players support ext3

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

You most likely have a fake. Plenty of fake Sandisk's floating on ebay. They usually die on first use or within a few weeks. There are programs out there that can identify the flash used and the actual rated capacity. Yes it's a scam that's been going on for over a decade now since the dawn of USB flash drives on ebay. Usual problems are failed to copy file over 1, 2, 4GB for a 8GB+ usb flash drive/memory card, then the card dies and cannot be detected anymore. Sometimes you get manufacture reject units that don't pass QC requisites from the manufacturer discard the batch. Sellers on fleabay sometimes sell it and the card usually dies within a few days of degraded copy/read performance, I knew one bloke here that had close relations to the plants overseas and was 15000+ factory rejects till he got arrested. Warned him too, he had it coming.

I think his FS was the problem.

That's not to say they are reliable.  I buy plenty of 'binned' sandisk/etc dongles on eBay.  Typically I find them just as reliable as the Microcenter brand dongles.  Would not use them as a primary backup source is what I mean ;)

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Have you considered a compromise?  Split your video and copy the files onto a FAT32 FS :)

That or you could compress the video, but my gut tells me you want high bitrate.  If your video is ~1h:30m long you should be OK.  Might choke a couple of times ;)

 

You should try the software I linked above, as it is better than the Windows utility.

What other filesystems does your player support?  I know a number of Oppo players support ext3

Yeah I looked at other forums and people have recommended splitting movies into >4gb files but I'm way too lazy to do that and my family that bought this thing to watch movies on through the sharp br player (which only supports fat32) wouldn't be smart enough/they would be annoyed as hell needing to click a different file in the middle of a movie or 3 times per film.  I honestly just want to buy a cheapo super old GPU and use that for HDMI out to the tv.  Ugh then they would have to deal with switching display settings through windows and that'll be a pita for them too.

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Yeah I looked at other forums and people have recommended splitting movies into >4gb files but I'm way too lazy to do that and my family that bought this thing to watch movies on through the sharp br player (which only supports fat32) wouldn't be smart enough/they would be annoyed as hell needing to click a different file in the middle of a movie or 3 times per film.  I honestly just want to buy a cheapo super old GPU and use that for HDMI out to the tv.  Ugh then they would have to deal with switching display settings through windows and that'll be a pita for them too.

*Your blu-ray player might have automatic playlists, as to play all videos back to back in the same directory alphabetically. Might want to consider that as well.

 

Or you could try getting a Nvidia GPU like the 9500GT (~$15-$30), and install a XBMC based linux distribution!  http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMCbuntu

Also, would be wise to invest in a Remote + eHome Receiver, they go around for $20.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-USB-Microsoft-MCE-Media-Center-IR-Remote-Control-RC6-Kit-Certified-/221270374012?pt=US_Remote_Controls_Pointers&hash=item3384bdf67c

 

Can program the receiver to work with any remote, and XBMCbuntu is really flexible.  The 9500GT works really well in Linux under the older drivers, and provides a fluid experience!  Much better than the 5450/6450 AMD cards that sell for roughly the same price new.

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iBuyPower's latest ad in AMD CCC. Dat GPU airflow. They sure know the technical knowledge of their target market well. 

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