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Registered: ‎03-23-2019

256GB Cruzer Glide

I have a Cruzer Glide 3.0 256GB USB stick I want to re-format but the format options now say this is only a 32GB drive.

 

How can I reformat the stick to 256GB ?

 

jim

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,781
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: 256GB Cruzer Glide

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Why did you reformat it?  Was it used?  If new it was already formatted as exFAT.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
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Registered: ‎03-23-2019

Re: 256GB Cruzer Glide

Hi Ed.

 

I was using the USB stick to create a backup/restore drive for my laptop.

I did not realize the laptop would reformat the drive to a smaller size.

When I was done using it to restore I tried to use is to back up data and fiound the smaller size.

 

jim

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,781
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: 256GB Cruzer Glide

Sounds like the backup app formatted the drive as FAT32 which only supports drives up to 32GB.  You need to reformat the drive to exFAT which Windows should support.  Do not format it as NTFS.

 

Check the vendor of your backup app for a fix or upgrade to support larger exFAT drives.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Registered: ‎03-23-2019

Re: 256GB Cruzer Glide

Thank you Ed.

 

Learn something new every day!

 

jim

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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: 256GB Cruzer Glide

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Smiley Happy The advantage of being alive Jim. Smiley Happy

Ed
Important files = Backed up files