Reformatting a USB stick that shows up as two devices?
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Thu Nov 20 20:13:24 UTC 2008
Adam Funk wrote:
> Just this one (which is a couple of years old). I think it's a
> "feature": it shows up as a 128MB drive and as a much smaller one,
> which originally had a file with Windows drivers for the big one.
> This isn't really very important --- more curiosity than anything
But it is important, it shouldn't be seen as 2 separate devices, just 2
partitions of the same device. Unless, of course there's something in
the firmware that makes the drive into two devices. So, instead of one
1GB flash drive it's literally broken into 1 950MB drive and one 50MB
drive. (Make sense?) (The file sizes are for example only).
If the storage is physically divided that way, then I'm not sure merging
the two together to be a good idea. You'd need SW RAID and it being a
mobile device I don't know that would be safe for the data on the device.
I hope at least SOME of that made sense.
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