Missing SD Card Space

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by abshole765, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Can anyone help me figure out why my computer is reading my SD card & saying it's a 2GB, even though the actual storage is 4GB? I've used this card in the past for xbian/rasbmc/rasbian, but I've never had this issue before.

    No matter how many times I format it, erase it, delete partitions, etc., I always end up with a ~2GB partition. I've played around with it in Ubuntu & OSX.
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Check the partition/volume information (the file system format) in Apple Disk Utility. If Disk Utility shows a file system format which is not HFS+ (and variants thereof) or NTFS, then it is probably a limitation of the file system (for example FAT-16). See also:

    You can format the SD card under OS X (HFS+, ...) or Windows (NTFS, FAT-32). This should solve your problem, if your problem is not hardware related.
  3. abshole765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Formatting it to osx journaled still results in a 2gb partition.

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