Missing SD Card Space

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

  1. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    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 601

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    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:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/118335

    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

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    Formatting it to osx journaled still results in a 2gb partition.
     

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