How to eliminate 1.4mb floppy from usb stick?

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    I've got an old 32Mb usb stick which always mounted as two volumes. One was a normal 30mb volume and the other one was a 1.4Mb floppy.

    I've realised that I could probably use disk utility to erase the whole thing and reformat it into a single volume but I have been unable to do so. It was formatted to fat 32 at one stage.

    Is it possible to do with disk utility? I want to be able to use it to transfer files to a pc and get rid of the useless 1.4mb volume. Everytime I mount the stick both volumes mount.
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    That is odd. It is showing up as two completely separate disks, not as two partitions like any other drive would that mounted two volumes.

    I wonder if the drive has two separate disks in it as a "feature" of the drive.
     
  3. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    A lot of USB sticks have a second read-only drive that stored utilities for the stick, such as security access utilities.

    Nothing you can do about that I'm afraid, apart from find a way of stopping OS X from mounting the second volume.
     

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