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My PC recognizes the MicroSD card as 30GB istad of 64GB

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I really did not know where this post belongs to so sorry :(

 

I have bought 64GB MicroSDHC card and when I inserted it to my Colorfly c3 and and shows on my PC this card is only 30GB

 

What can I do to fix it?


Edited by Poalim - 2/4/14 at 7:40am
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Originally Posted by Poalim View Post
 

I really did not know where this post belongs to so sorry :(

 

I have bought 32GB MicroSDHC card and when I inserted it to my Colorfly c3 and and shows on my PC this card is only 30GB

 

What can I do to fix it?


Nothing to fix...it is correct. You can look this up on the internet as that is always the case with storage.

 

The laymen (for ease of reference) looks at a gig as 1,000mb but in reality a gig is 1024mb

~~USB Flash Drives, along with hard drives and other types of computer storage, are measured in bytes. The problem is that the definition of a megabyte/gigabyte isn’t really the same between computers and storage manufactures. A computer says a kilobyte is 1024 bytes and a megabyte is 1024 kilobytes. So one megabyte (one million bytes) is actually 1,048,576 bytes. To get to 32 gigabytes you have to multiply 1024 (bytes) x 1024 (kilobytes) x 1024 (megabytes) x 32 (gigabytes) which gives you 34,359,738,268 bytes of information.

 

~~However, computer hard drive and storage makers had the clever idea that a gigabyte is defined as a “billion” bytes, so why do they need to give you extra bytes you didn’t pay for just because someone who made the PC decided 1024 bytes are in a kilobyte? So industry practice is to label things in even numbers, even though computers will see less space as measured in GB. You do get 32,000,000,000 bytes when you buy 32GB, but your PC isn’t counting the same way everyone else would

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If it's a 32gb card, that's normal. 

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Originally Posted by arcorob View Post
 


Nothing to fix...it is correct. You can look this up on the internet as that is always the case with storage.

 

The laymen (for ease of reference) looks at a gig as 1,000mb but in reality a gig is 1024mb

~~USB Flash Drives, along with hard drives and other types of computer storage, are measured in bytes. The problem is that the definition of a megabyte/gigabyte isn’t really the same between computers and storage manufactures. A computer says a kilobyte is 1024 bytes and a megabyte is 1024 kilobytes. So one megabyte (one million bytes) is actually 1,048,576 bytes. To get to 32 gigabytes you have to multiply 1024 (bytes) x 1024 (kilobytes) x 1024 (megabytes) x 32 (gigabytes) which gives you 34,359,738,268 bytes of information.

 

~~However, computer hard drive and storage makers had the clever idea that a gigabyte is defined as a “billion” bytes, so why do they need to give you extra bytes you didn’t pay for just because someone who made the PC decided 1024 bytes are in a kilobyte? So industry practice is to label things in even numbers, even though computers will see less space as measured in GB. You do get 32,000,000,000 bytes when you buy 32GB, but your PC isn’t counting the same way everyone else would

 

 

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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

If it's a 32gb card, that's normal. 

Well on the retail box it says it is 64GB.

That's the problem here.

 

Oh I didnt not notice i wrote i bought 32GB

I bought 64GB!


Edited by Poalim - 2/4/14 at 7:41am
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Well on the retail box it says it is 64GB.

That's the problem here.

 

Oh I didnt not notice i wrote i bought 32GB

I bought 64GB!


Sorry for any confusion...Colorfly does not support 64gb

 

~~The Colorfly has an internal 32 GB memory and supports SD cards of the type and SDHC2 SDHC4 to 32 GB. Some Class 6 SDHC cards are recognized and correctly read, but not all. Here we can not make any definitive statement. The customer needs to test out. SD cards with 64 GB of memory is not recognized because the address space of the C4 is limited up to 64 GB (internal memory + SD card) .

 

So basically - it has 32gb, you can add 32gb as it only has addressability to 64gb. If you add a 64gb card, it will only recognize 32gb worth

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Sorry for any confusion...Colorfly does not support 64gb

 

~~The Colorfly has an internal 32 GB memory and supports SD cards of the type and SDHC2 SDHC4 to 32 GB. Some Class 6 SDHC cards are recognized and correctly read, but not all. Here we can not make any definitive statement. The customer needs to test out. SD cards with 64 GB of memory is not recognized because the address space of the C4 is limited up to 64 GB (internal memory + SD card) .

 

So basically - it has 32gb, you can add 32gb as it only has addressability to 64gb. If you add a 64gb card, it will only recognize 32gb worth

Ohhh well that's explains alot!

Haha thanks buddy

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