16 gig MEM STICK PROBLEMS

  Sean.f 03:33 22 Nov 08
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I have just bought a 16 gig mem stick but it wont let me copy a 5 gig file to it. I have stored well over 11 gig in smaller files.

  mocha 04:32 22 Nov 08

Hi Sean.f,

Your memory stick will have been formatted as FAT32 this will only cope with 4 gig files, go to Format disk and reformat as NTFS.

To Format disk, go to the memstick icon in my computer, right click the icon and the menu that appears will have the Format option.

  Sean.f 06:21 22 Nov 08

I was told that it had to be FAT32 as NTFS would reduce the life span of the stick.

  mocha 07:07 22 Nov 08

Hi Sean.f,

Putting memstick life span into perspective click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:52 22 Nov 08

"I was told that it had to be FAT32 as NTFS would reduce the life span of the stick."

NTFS is a better method of "storing the fles" i.e. better use of the available space. However it can only be seen by newer operating systems

FAT32 means that the stick can be recognised by the older operating systems i.e. win98 and older.

  Sean.f 17:02 22 Nov 08

thanks guys for the help

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