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2gb Micro SD formats to 1gb

I recently bought a 2gb Sandisk Micro SD card on ebay.  It will only format to 1gb.  Tried Windows disk management and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool with no luck.  Any ideas?  How do I tell if this is a fake card?  Thanks in advance.  I apologize if this has been covered before.
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I found my answer here: http://www.ritekusa.com/support_downloadFlash.asp , you will wind up with a .rar file.

This is a "unzipper" for the resulting .rar file: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

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found my answer here: http://www.ritekusa.com/support_downloadFlash.asp , you will wind up with a .rar file.

This is a "unzipper" for the resulting .rar file: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

 

 

Disregard above suggestion.  All it does is cause properties to report size as 2gb, but doesn't really increase formated size to 2gb.

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You could try reading the posts that are at the very top of this forum, you know, the ones that say exactly what you are asking.
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<You could try reading the posts that are at the very top of this forum, you know, the ones that say exactly what you are asking.>

 

You could try actually reading my posts, you know, the ones above.  I have tried all the suggestions from the FAQ plus several other so called "sd fixers" and have searched the internet to no avail.  Best I can tell I bought a fake card off Ebay.

 
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best thing to do is call sandisk technical support. they can verify the cards authenticity. if the card is fake you will need to contact the seller for refund.
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doubletake wrote:


You could try actually reading my posts, you know, the ones above. I have tried all the suggestions from the FAQ....


 

 

hmmmmm..... well, maybe I will quote what you decided not read...

 

If a 2GB card is put into a device that only supports 1GB, the host device may ask to format the card and repartition it to 1GB. This applies to full size SD, miniSD and microSD cards.

So, for example, I insert a 2GB SD card into a built-in card reader on a computer that is 4 years old. When I attempt to access it, a need to format message may appear, and if I were to format the card and then check the capacity, it will read somewhere around 980 MB, instead of the 1.9 GB that I was expecting.

This will happen with any host device that is not compatible with 2GB cards; it can be a mobile phone, built in card reader, GPS unit, etc.

It is always best to contact the manufacturer of your device to find out if it is compatible with a specific capacity SD card.

 

 

Naturely, you said nothing about the one suggestion that said the DEVICE MUST SUPPORT 2GB CARDS.

 

Your device does not, which is why you can only access 1GB. So you need to buy a new reader/phone/camera (whatever you are using it in). Or you could do, like the sticky suggests, contact the manufacturer of your reader/phone/camera to see if there is an update to make it compatible.

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fuzzy_logic wrote:

hmmmmm..... well, maybe I will quote what you decided not read...
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I would agree that your logic is indeed fuzzy.  You keep making assumptions that are unfounded. 

The device the card is intended for is a new Sansa c240 that has in now a properly formatted (to

2gb) SanDisk 2gb MicroSd card.  This device will only format the recently purchased card (the

card referred to on this message board, to 1gb.  I repeat:  This device will and is currently

supporting a 2gb card.  Again, I have read the FAQ and understand that some devices are not

compatible with 2gb cards, mine is.

 

The other device I am using is an almost new HP Vista Desktop.  It has built-in card readers that

have no problem reading/formatting 2gb SD cards.

 

From FAQ: "If a card has been repartitioned to 1GB, it may be “fixed” by using a 3rd Party

repartition tool.  Windows can not repartition USB Removable Disks in Disk Management.  A good

program to use is the free HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.  If you do an internet search for

this tool you will find places to download it."

 

I have tried several 3rd Party repartitioning tools including HP DSFT, SGFix2G, and several

others to no avail. From my research on the internet I know that other users have the same

problem but I have found no workable solution.  At this point I have come to the conclusion I got

what I paid for, a cheap card off Ebay.

 

In conclusion I, and I'm sure the other readers of this board, would appreciate any constructive

advice.  But please no more sarcasm from the so-called "Professor".