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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-02-2018

128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

I bought a 128GB flash drive the other day and when I put it in my computer, it states it is a 32 gb drive. What can I do?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,799
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

Sounds like a counterfeit.  Return it to the seller.

 

 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

That would be my 1st thought as well . . .

Newbie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎09-26-2017

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

where did you buy it?if ebay then probaly u can get full refund and maybe even keep flash drive if you are lucky??

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

Liar & Spammer! Smiley Mad

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-04-2019

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

im having the EXACT same problem, i have purchased a 128gb stick from pc world it was fine until i formated it, and now its stuck at 32gig

 

there is clearly a serious issue with these sticks and it seems no one here has an answer

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-04-2019

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

follow these steps, 

 

and i have fixed the problem, this guru guy here clearly doesnt know anything!!!!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-npT5FxBOJk

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-04-2019

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

calling people liars when this is a clear issue is just signs of someone who doesnt know anything.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,799
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: 128 GB flash drive recognized as 32 GB Flash Drive

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People using the forum to sell their products are not posting to help they are posting to make money.  Thus they are not telling the truth.

 

Flash drives that change size can have a variety of causes.  Counterfeit drive, reformated wrong by the user (FAT32 only supports drives up to 32 GB), partitioned by apps the user is testing, etc.  And if I'm not mistaken the Windows Install app partitions the USB drive to protect the OS software since Windows can only access the 1st partition of removable drives.

 

So the issue with these flash drives is clearly users who don't know what they are doing or what the app they are using is doing.

 

The youtube link you posted is good for fixing partitioned drives just be very careful selecting the Drive to Clean. Diskpart works on the machine's hard drive also.  Smiley Wink

 

 

 

BTW What did you find was using all your space on your drive?

Ed
Important files = Backed up files