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How to over ride 4gb limitation

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February 17, 2013 5:47:07 AM

bought a 16 GB SanDisk cruzer blade usb flash drive
would not have bought it if I knew about the 4 GB limit as my files are in the 10 GB region
is there a way to over ride the limitation? return the product?

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a b G Storage
February 17, 2013 5:49:11 AM

format the usb drive in Ex-Fat or NTFS (standard USB drive come in FAT32 that doesn't support more than 4gb file...)
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February 17, 2013 6:11:21 AM

thnx for the quick reply
1: is ex-fat format or ntfs format cahnge the warranty or change the quality of the drive?
2: why make the flash drive limited in the first place?
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a b G Storage
February 17, 2013 6:51:31 AM

Not at all !! It's because older OS like XP don't support Ex-fat (and 98-95 don't support NTFS) they use FAT32 to be compatible with all devices... only for that...
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February 17, 2013 6:58:01 AM

deeply appreciate your replies
final (???) question:
changing/formatting to ex-fat will deny the use of the drive on computers with xp os?
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a b G Storage
February 17, 2013 7:06:22 AM

Yes, use NTFS then
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a c 87 G Storage
February 17, 2013 7:10:14 AM

zakizakix said:
deeply appreciate your replies
final (???) question:
changing/formatting to ex-fat will deny the use of the drive on computers with xp os?


Support for ExFAT was added to Windows XP via Windows Update after launch. If the PC is patched it will support it.
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February 17, 2013 7:28:26 AM

Best answer selected by zakizakix.
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February 17, 2013 7:29:44 AM

thnx to spawnkiller and Pinhedd for all the prompt replies. very deeply appreciated.
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