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256gb fat32 USB flash drive won't transfer more than 3 films

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November 18, 2013 3:46:17 AM

I have just bought a 256gb USB flash drive which is formatted in fat32 so I can put my films on it to play on my Playstation 3 but the most it lets me transfer over is 3 films then when I put another one on, it always says empty folder and won't even show up on my ps3 or my laptop or smart tv, does anyone have a solution for this please that can be of help, it shouldn't be doing this as it is a 256gb capacity hard drive.

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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 3:48:54 AM

Let me guess, its a CHinese made el chipo you paid like 5$ for?
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November 18, 2013 3:52:35 AM

For your information I paid £15 for it, which is about the average price, it's not Chinese either thank you very much, any solutions any one please?
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 3:56:15 AM

Actually a 256 GB flash drive of good company costs at least £150 or more and by the way your flash drive chip might have been damaged due to water or shock or it is corrupted and try full formatting.
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 3:57:05 AM

Are you sure that it is 256Gig? I would bet that you have a fake USB flash drive. Fake flash drives that are smaller than their stated capacity are very common, coming mainly from China to catch out the unwary. I test USB flash drives by filling them up with large ZIP or RAR files and using the program to test the integrity of the files. If it fails you know you have a fake flash drive and should return it to where you bought it.
You are aware that FAT32 has a 4Gig file size limit?
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 3:57:46 AM

Samboy08 said:
For your information I paid £15 for it, which is about the average price, it's not Chinese either thank you very much, any solutions any one please?


Just cause you dont like the answer, doesnt make it wrong.
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November 18, 2013 4:02:48 AM

I have only done quick format so I will try full format, problem is I have windows 7 and the only 2 formatting options are ntfs and exfat which is why I have been using an alternative program to format it to fat32 but I'm unsure if it lets you full format it, if you know a program for windows 7 that let's you full format to fat32 then that will be marvellous and I will try it
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 4:04:32 AM

Also format it to NTFS.
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November 18, 2013 4:06:58 AM

pjmelect said:
Are you sure that it is 256Gig? I would bet that you have a fake USB flash drive. Fake flash drives that are smaller than their stated capacity are very common, coming mainly from China to catch out the unwary. I test USB flash drives by filling them up with large ZIP or RAR files and using the program to test the integrity of the files. If it fails you know you have a fake flash drive and should return it to where you bought it.
You are aware that FAT32 has a 4Gig file size limit?


Yes I am aware of the 4gig file size limit, all my films are around 2 to 3 gig, on my computer, it says 242gb free space left after the 3 films that I already have on there

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November 18, 2013 4:12:05 AM

Rohit G Nair said:
Also format it to NTFS.


Needs to be fat32 for ps3 compatibility

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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 4:19:59 AM

Ok then and why are you always posting thee times the same thing ? After full formatting also if it occurs same try it in some other computer and if it fails again return or replace it and also which is its brand ?
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a b G Storage
November 18, 2013 4:22:45 AM

He has been ripped off, stopped trying. There is NO WAY in hell that you can get a 256GB FDD for that cheap.
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