256GB USB stick

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  1. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    I have been given a 256GB USB stick by a friend. It is labelled (falsely) as Sony.

    I posted in the Macbook section since my Macbook reads it as actually holding 256GB. Suspecting this is not true (it was purchased for about $50 in China) I would like to know how I can find out it's true capacity.

    It is currently holding 47GB and rising...
     
  2. shujin88 macrumors newbie

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    lol can you actually read the files? or does it say data corrupted or something.
     
  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Check in Disk Utility. If it says 256Gb, that's as much info as you can get out of it - either it's broken or it really is 256Gb.
     
  4. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    Bill Gates

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  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Snow Leopard no longer reads gibibytes as gigabytes, so if you're on Snow Leopard, the gigabytes it says are indeed the gigabytes it holds.
     
  7. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    amazon
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow are you serious!?!?

    im not sure if its a good or bad thing, i know im going to get confused.!
     

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