my FAT32 drive can hold files GREATER than 4gb?

Kelped

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i just bought a new Kingston DT108 flash drive formatted to FAT32 and was able to transfer a 4.3gb video file without any problems. Why?

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Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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Then you drive isn't formatted with FAT32. FAT32 has a hard limit of 4.0G. It cannot be overridden on any operating system.
 

drambuie

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But it worked for me last night. I transferred a 4.3gb bluray rip and it WORKED!
That's due to the difference between binary and decimal GB. In decimal, 4GB is 4.0 billion bytes, whereas in binary, 4GB is equal to 4.3 billion bytes.

A binary KB equals 1024 bytes, so 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 4 equals 4.295 billion, rounded to 4.3. The file size is stated in decimal GB, but the actual file structure is in binary.
 

Kelped

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That's due to the difference between binary and decimal GB. In decimal, 4GB is 4.0 billion bytes, whereas in binary, 4GB is equal to 4.3 billion bytes.

A binary KB equals 1024 bytes, so 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 4 equals 4.295 billion, rounded to 4.3. The file size is stated in decimal GB, but the actual file structure is in binary.
Thanks! this answered my question
 
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