1GB USB 2.0 Stick Formats only 512MB

By Kahntt78
Feb 3, 2005
  1. HI,

    i've recently bought an usb stick with 1GB. The stick had some problems, so the manufacturer sent me an firmware update to solve the problems. After applying the new Firmware, the software told that the data area has to be formatted to proceed. Afterwards the sticks capacity was only half the size (512MB).
    What can I do to regain the full capacity of 1GB?


  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Your best bet is to call the company back and tell them what happened. The firmware upgrade may have been for the 512meg version of the stick.
    When you go messing around with firmware things can go wierd, its kinda like a bios flash, you don't want to be doing that if you can avoid it.
    I don't think there is any way short of a new firmware to get your 512 back.
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