Reformatting a USB stick that shows up as two devices?
a24061 at ducksburg.com
Thu Nov 20 20:23:19 UTC 2008
On 2008-11-20, Mark Haney wrote:
> 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,
Umm, "solving" this "problem" isn't important for me. It bugged me a
little and I was curious about it. If it bugged me a lot, I could
just throw it away (since I've received bigger ones free since then).
> 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).
I think that is the case.
> 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.
It all made sense! Thanks.
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