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Registered: ‎12-12-2016

New 128 GB Memory Card shows 120 MB of free space

Hi all, I have a brand new 128 GB SanDisk memory card that when I put into a SanDisk MicroMate USB and then insert into by Acer Laptop's USB port shows only 120 MB of free space. Why?????
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: New 128 GB Memory Card shows 120 MB of free space

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I'm assuming you meant to type 120GB instead of 120MB. If so, this is a commonly asked question . . . and the answer:

 

http://petapixel.com/2012/10/10/why-hard-drives-and-memory-cards-have-less-space-than-advertised/

 

If it really does show only 120MB of free space, you have a problem.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-12-2016

Re: New 128 GB Memory Card shows 120 MB of free space

Senior moment.. of course you are correct, it is a
120 MB card and will never actually read 120 MB when queried.. Thanks for the reply and Happy Holidays
Ken
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-21-2016

Re: New 128 GB Memory Card shows 120 MB of free space

Hi,

 

Sorry, I didn't mind to reply to this post but I can't see where I can start a new post...

 

My question is that I just received my order for a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC UH-1 128 GB.  When I inserted it into my tablet, it showed that I have 119 GB available not 128 GB.  Can you please tell me why?

 

Thanks

 

Sylvie

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: New 128 GB Memory Card shows 120 MB of free space


Montgrain wrote:

 

My question is that I just received my order for a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC UH-1 128 GB.  When I inserted it into my tablet, it showed that I have 119 GB available not 128 GB.  Can you please tell me why?

 


 

Click on the link in my previous message . . .

 

 


Montgrain wrote:

 . . . but I can't see where I can start a new post...

 


 

Click on the black New Message button in the upper left corner of the main board page you want to post in.