Anyone had this problem with a Maxell 4gb (probably the size is not relivent) retractable flash drive...
I got one for Xmas and it works fine on my work's XP machine, I can see the 'secure' 1mb drive (what are you meeant to do with a 1mn 'disk' by the way?) and can see the 3.6gb (marketed as 4gb) public disk fine.
But when I get home and plug it into my Vista machine, I can only see the pointless secure disk, but not the public (3.6gb) disk
First of all I found it interesting these are DISKS and not FOLDERS, but I can't find anything on the 'net as to why I cannot see the public disk on my Vista machine, I can only think Vista has driver issues with this flash drive.
Has anyone else had a similar issue and more to the point, has anyone else resolved it?
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January 30, 2010 9:23:14 AM
I've got the same problem, Windows 7 laptop can "see" both partitions but a Vista laptop can only see one.
The Maxell stick I've got is 2nd hand and the smaller partition has been wiped clean (as is the larger partition). I suspect that there should be an application to grant access to the larger partition but this has been lost.
Usually the smaller partition contains the (Windows-only) software to access the larger partition; the actual protection is often very weak/fake even if it claims to do AES encryption; these products do not provide 'real security'.
Perhaps you can see the second partition in your partition editor?
Oh and 4GB = 3.73GiB so that's what you should have expected. Perhaps you're not aware of the difference between GB and GiB.