Windows 10: SD Card issue

  1.    02 Jul 2018 #1

    SD Card issue


    In my Surface Pro with Windows 10 O.S. , the add on storage (Micro SD Card) displays Storage Capacity ok (471Gb free of 500 GB) in This PC, but when i select all the contents properties of add on storage(512 GB Micro SD Card) ,it shows very less Storage used (i.e. 4 GB Apprx.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Jul 2018 #2

    You have a 500 GB SD card?
    I didn't know they came that big!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Jul 2018 #3

    It has to be limited to 32gig and on a lot of devices ther are still limits of the reader I would suspect that is the problem
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Jul 2018 #4

    Turns out they do make them that big. I didn't know that. Anyway, if it is limited to 4 GB, what formatting was used for the partition?

    You may need to use something like Partition Wizard to format the card, assuming the Surface can handle one that large.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,399
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       03 Jul 2018 #5

    sukanta said: View Post
    In my Surface Pro with Windows 10 O.S. , the add on storage (Micro SD Card) displays Storage Capacity ok (471Gb free of 500 GB) in This PC, but when i select all the contents properties of add on storage(512 GB Micro SD Card) ,it shows very less Storage used (i.e. 4 GB Apprx.)
    It's confusing, are you saying the 512GB card is formatted to 4GB or that the 4GB is what is actually stored on the card? Windows cannot format a card or thumb drive, actually any drive, as FAT32 over 32GB, operational limit. Other Operating Systems such as Linux can do better as can some programs such as GPARTED. The card can be formatted as NTFS but the original intent was for the card to be used in cameras and be formatted in the camera as a camera can't usually handle Windows formatting. And all drives/storage devices lose a bit a space due to formatting, may be as much as 10% of the total capacity. Adding to the storage issue is whether files are hidden.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
109781 Hi, Any advice on this?
Graphics Card DirectX Issue in Graphic Cards
I have been trying to play Civilization 5 (an older game, I know, but it works fine on my Windows 10 laptop) and it keeps crashing on my Windows 10 desktop. Noticing that it runs in DirectX 9 mode fine and only crashes in DirectX 10/11 mode, I...
Hey all, I've been struggling with this problem for months now, where some games will cause my computer to crash to black, repeating the audio behind it, before rebooting itself after some time. There is no BSOD, so I'm trying to determine...
Hey, I'm having a bit of an Issue, out of the blue, I'm unable to SLI my 780Ti's (Driver 355.82). The cards themselves are detected in Device Manager at the same time, but one always has this error doesn't matter which one it is) when they are both...
Hoping someone can help me here. Status Quo - I have a Dell 9200 running Windows 10, with an AMD HD5670 video card with Aug 2015 Windows 10 drivers. Its connected to an HDMI projector (older Sanyo, 720P), and a legacy VGA monitor. The multiple...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45.
Find Us