Cruiz Edge Usb 16 GB shrinked to 14 GB

My Cruiz Edge 16 GB is down on 13.9 GB after a couple formates…

How can i fix it ? 

Stop formatting it? :laughing:

But in my world a usb device should be able to be formated! :( 

And it was.  But did anyone in your world say formatting had no negative side effects?

no not really, 

Flash drives usually start off formated as large floppies.  No MBR, no partition table, no slack between clusters.  When you format it with Windows these all come in to play and impact your free space.  So 14GB for your 16 GB is about right.  Although usually it’s closer to 14.6 or so I thought.