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Maximum Single File Size for FAT32 Format File System

The maximum file size for a single file on a FAT32 file system is not exactly 4 GB, but rather slightly less than that. FAT32 uses a 32-bit file allocation table, which means it can theoretically support file sizes up to 4,294,967,295 bytes (which is 4 GB minus 1 byte). However, in practical terms, the […]

Greyed Out USB Flash Drive (help)

If you have a greyed out USB flash drive this article should be able to help you resolve the issue. The most common reason is the USB flash drive has a different file system and you simply need to format the drive. For example, Ext3, Ext4 or HFS are file systems for Linux and Mac. […]

How To: Get USB Volume Serial Number and USB Device Serial Number

Using the command prompt (cmd) you can quickly and easily get the USB volume serial number and the USB device serial number. There is no computer experienced needed to perform these functions, simply type a couple letters and you will get the information! To get the USB Volume Serial Number do the following: Insert USB […]

Does Erasing Flash Memory Shorten It’s Life?

Yes. Performing an Erase or “full format” shortens the life of the device. The erase function is also very slow. Here are some additional questions based on the answer above which we will address in today’s post: Is “erase” and “format” the same thing? Erasing flash memory (a.k.a. Setting all bits to 0, also called […]

Why is my USB name always CAPS?

Why is my USB name always CAPS? The reason is fairly simple. You also have the option to make your USB name or USB volume name upper and lower case. The all CAPS of a USB name is due to your flash drive being formatted as FAT or FAT32. Windows will not allow FAT or […]

Express Yourself With This External Hard Drive

For those wanting both security and style, Western Digital has released a re-imagined design for their trusted portable storage devices. The My Passport portable drive can store a massive amount of photos, videos, and music for any media that interests the user. Available in a vibrant array of colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in […]

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