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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB



On Sat, 2009-12-19 at 18:57 +0800, Dedhi Sujatmiko wrote:
> Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> >
> > Are you quite certain yours is an 8 GB device??
> >
> >   
> >> Disk /dev/sdb: 4045 MB, 4045930496 bytes
> >> 120 heads, 55 sectors/track, 1197 cylinders
> >> Units = cylinders of 6600 * 512 = 3379200 bytes
> >>     
> >
> > This says it's a 4 GB device (plus or minus).
> 
> Just a side note.
> At least where I lives, in Asia South countries, we found some bogus 
> China made USB flash disk, which claims a certain size when being 
> plugged into the Windows the 1st time. Then when we want to re-partition 
> or trying to fill it up to its declared capacity, the ugly head arise. 
> Kingston and Sandisk are the most targeted brands for these fake.

Dehdi,

That's interesting. Forgeries like that are not well known here in North
America. It could certainly be a plausible explanation for Marcel's
trouble. Thanks for sharing this information.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL


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