- 11-28-2012, 03:32 AM #1
So I have an 8GB Memory Card that is not showing the correct memory size.
Originally when I brought it, I brought it on black friday with my Nook Tablet.
I was trying to root the nook tablet(which reminds me of why I hate android...it's overly complicated lol)
and somehow i think I formatted the SD card incorrectly.
Now instead of showing 8GB memory free it shows 58.6 MB of 70.5 MB free
Can this be fixed or is it beyond repair?
I was thinking of just buying a 16 or 32 GB card anyway but i'd love to use my memory card i have now.
11-28-2012, 09:24 PM #5
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Trying to deal with SD cards in Windows isn't the easiest thing. I would HIGHLY recommend that you download the FREE version of MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition and use it to explore and work with the SD card.
I just got my 64Gb SD card tonight, popped into my laptop first and noticed that the numbers for free space was off a bit. Looked at the card from Windows Disk Manager and notice there was a 64Mb partition that I couldn't access. Looking at the packaging, it "included an Android app" for backups. Great, like I need that! I'm guessing that's where they put the app. The only way I could delete all the partitions and create just one big one was with the above software.
The only "gotcha" I found was the MiniPartion Tool, can't format to extFAT (which the phone prefers BTW). No big deal just formatted to NTFS with MiniPartition Tool, exited the program, then I formatted it in Windows to extFAT and put it the phone to make sure it was happy, which it was.
- 11-28-2012, 10:28 PM #6
Memory cards are not a great way to store anything. Over the years I have read numerous post about information just disappearing off a memory card, so make sure you have a backup of anything on your memory card. If you have trouble with a memory card, just toss it and get a new one.
- 11-28-2012, 11:40 PM #8
There use to be a professional photographers site that did real intensive testing on numerous memory cards. Professional photographers need top of the line memory cards with a fast write speed, and the ability to rewrite numerous times. They exposed a bunch of memory cards that didn't even come close to the specs they advertised. I always thought SanDisk was the best memory card, but it's not. Lexar was always rated the best according to their testing.
11-29-2012, 03:55 AM #9
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doesn't get much easier than this. SD card partitioning - XDA-Developers
android itself is not hard. it it the manufactures that make it hard. nexus 7 was easy. connect to computer. fastboot bootloader, fastboot oem unlock, fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot reboot recovery. then install your custom rom.
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