How to eliminate 1.4mb floppy from usb stick?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dogbone, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    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


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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

    Feb 16, 2006
    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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