New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a red bar in "this PC"

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  1. Airider's Avatar
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    New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a red bar in "this PC"


    I bought a new SanDisk Ultra Flair 3.0 Flash Drive, 64 GB "speeds up to 150 MB/sec"

    It is storing my Macrium Free 7 backup for my HP 840 G2 as is the identical SanDisk bought a few years ago [package indicates the same] for my G3. Both were filled with their similar backups.

    While loading the new one it showed red instead of blue (see attachments), so I thought I did something wrong in the setup, deleted Macrium, also in Registry, downloaded and reinstalled Macrium and emptied the new disk. Before emptying it, I could see that on top of and below the several 4GB stored Macrium backup segments there was a bar indicating "SecureAccess" so I was very careful NOT to delete those SanDisk lines.

    Then I made a new backup and as it loaded into the new, now empty SanDisk ... the % capacity bar in "this PC" showed blue. but when complete it turned red.

    I inserted the newly filled-with-backup SanDisk into both the G2 and G3 to check, and BOTH HPs showed the % capacity bar as red. To further check, the older one, now re-filled with its new backup, still shows blue. So this is SanDisk-related and not to which PC it is in! (G2: 21H1; G3: 2004)

    I did not do anything re: "SecureAccess" (one must download a special program) and it is presumaqbly not password secured.

    Question: is the red bar only indicating that this SanDisk Flash Drive has the ABILITY to use "SecureAccess"?

    OR ... is the new one filled up too much?!


    new SanDisk Ultra Flair 3.0 Flash Drive, 64 GB as seen in BOTH HP 840 G2 AND G3

    New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a  red bar in "this PC"-sandisk-new.jpg



    older SanDisk Ultra Flair 3.0 Flash Drive, 64 GB as seen in BOTH HP 840 G2 AND G3

    New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a  red bar in "this PC"-sandisk-older.jpg
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    Could be the difference between red and blue and as shown on your images is the amount of free space, red is showing only 3.61GB free and the blue is showing 13.3GB free. I see it when mine go below about 10% of the formatted space as free. Some programs/apps handle notification of that differently from others.
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    20% free threshhold on the usable displayed size is 11.44GB. The BLUE is over the threshhold and the RED one is below the threshhold. That's how it works.
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  4. no1yak70's Avatar
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       #4

    f14tomcat said:
    20% free threshhold on the usable displayed size is 11.44GB. The BLUE is over the threshhold and the RED one is below the threshhold. That's how it works.
    Surely you have that the wrong way around. Blue is under and Red is over
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    no1yak70 said:
    Surely you have that the wrong way around. Blue is under and Red is over
    Blue indicates the available space is above the alert threshhold. Red indicates the available space is at or below the alert threshhold.
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  6. Megahertz's Avatar
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       #6

    What f14tomcat is trying to say is that when the free space is less than ~10% the bar becomes red as an alert that the drive is almost full. The other drive has 13G free (~20%) so it is blue.
    You can use the Secure access to encrypt the data on the drive.
    SanDisk SecureAccess 3.02 support information and download page
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  7. Airider's Avatar
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       #7

    Before reading the elucidating posts above, I was busy, having decided to "have some [more] fun" and see if it was overloaded/over-filled by deleting 4.2 GB of redundant or unneeded files from Documents and Audacity Projects (58.7 - 54.5 GB).

    Was blue until the last seconds ... then a red bar as before.


    So obviously 5.3 GB is 9.3% of 57.2 GB and thus below the 10% threshold! Was confused because I stupidly assumed that the declared 64 GB meant 64 GB in the real world.

    Got it, thanks!


    New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a  red bar in "this PC"-sandisk-g2-after-deleting-files.jpg
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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       #8

    A lot depends upon how manufacturers define a GB/GigaByte before formatting, which always take a bit of space from the capacity.
    8 bits = 1 Byte
    It gets complicated in figuring the capacity.
    How Big Are Gigabytes, Terabytes, and Petabytes?
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Won't belabor the Is it 64gb or not? But Marketing and packaging and standards and you name it can confuse the bgesus out a what it really is. 1GB? 1024MB? 1000MB? on and on.............. Reputable brand will make it clear what you are buying.
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  10. Airider's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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       #10

    Had even more fun and used CCleaner to get rid of duplicate files, now 6.83 GB free, 11.9% of 57.2 GB ... and it's blue!


    New SanDisk with SecureAccess shows a  red bar in "this PC"-sandisk-further-reduced-files.jpg
    Last edited by Airider; 16 Jun 2021 at 14:16.
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