Hy to all !
I have a question and I hope that some more experienced users can help me.
I recently purchased a Flash Drive (it's a Kingston DataTraveler @ 4 GB). The Flash works perfectly and there is no problem regarding the access or transfer time. The problem is that when I check it with Scandisk or Defrag it mentions a 4 KB (4 096 bytes) occupied space. And the free space is 99 %. This occupied space remains even after formatting.
Do you know if this are bad blocks or is it a problem with the product I purchased ? Should I replace the drive or this is a normal thing and I should not worry ?
Just like if you format a 300GB drive, you may only end up with 280GB or so of usable space.
That's something else.
If you format a 300 GB drive you will have 300GB. The difference you mention is just an error in the description. If you format a 300 GB drive you get 300*10^9 = 300.000.000.000 Bytes, which are roughly 280 GiB (Gibibyte). Microsoft just failed to update to the new wording.