Flash disk problem

By eXpert
Apr 10, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I got a Verbatim 1Gb Flash disk , when i plug it in my pc it shows only 512 mb .
    what can be the reason ? please help
    Thank you
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Possibly mislabeled?
    And thus packaged and sold incorrectly?

    Does it detect the same in other systems?
  3. eXpert

    eXpert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    not mislabeled , its was fine before but now it showing 512 in every pc
  4. account73

    account73 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Is this a new flash drive ?
    Quite often, if always in my case, the size of the drive is always a little less then it is said to be.
    Yours being half the size cant be right though. As B00kWyrm said, check it in another system if you can to see if it shows the same.
    I know it sounds daft, but double check that this is actually suppose to be 1gb in size. Check either the packaging if it's new or from whom you got it from.

    It could also be possible that the full size of the drive hasn’t been partitioned. Go into device manager and check this.

    Start --- run --- devmgmt.msc

    You should see it listed under disk drives. Double click it, volumes tab and then click populate.
    From here you will be able to see if there is any unpartitioned space on the drive.
  5. eXpert

    eXpert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK i will check it when i get to home and reply the results .
    Thanks for the replies
  6. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    1G to 512mb is a big loss of capacity..

    Perhaps its one of the following:
    1. Not correctly partitioned
    2. Counterfeit Flash Drive
    3. Bad Flash Drive.
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Take a look here.

    Build a bootCD then run Gparted and / or TestDisk to check on the partitions / try recover the space
  8. DigitalGH

    DigitalGH TS Rookie


    I also have a Verbatim 1Gb Flash disk filled with images, but now the disk seems to be corrupted, Is there a way to recover the lost images? Does anyone know of a good photo recovery tool?
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