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2TB Storage not really 2TB

by Deacantis / March 31, 2017 7:15 PM PDT

I knew it was a scam when I received it for Christmas this year (from my non-tech savvy parents) but I opened a gift they sent me which was a 2TB flash drive.

They can't return it as they don't know where they got it from, but I can't figure out how to "fix" the device either.

Here's my issue:
- It claims to be 2TB, when I right click and click properties it says it's 2TB.
- Formatting option through windows only allows a 2TB format (it's not 2TB)
- I added data to the flash drive and ran out of space at around 8 GB which is what I'm assuming it is.
- When I tried adding more, it "added" it rather quickly. Trying to recall this information off of the device I got an error message "the file cannot be found" and the drive turned itself into RAW in My Computer. Unplugging and plugging it in reset it to it's "full" 2TB.

I want to use this as a regular flash drive but since I don't know the size, I can't just stop adding data at a certain spot. Anyway to fix this to just be a regular flash drive?

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Checking the actual drive
by tonymorro / May 5, 2017 5:50 PM PDT

What do you mean by flash drive? Do you mean a portable USB stick? Or is it a normal external SSD drive?

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Wag
by Bob__B / April 1, 2017 12:30 AM PDT

Since I don't have one of these fake things to play with.

What does disk management say about this stick?

Can you delete all the partitions and then create a 8GB partition?

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