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Old 08-08-2011, 08:00 PM
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USB flash drive question.

I just bought a cheap ($19) Centon 16G USB flash drive. The intended purpose was to transfer a movie from my desk top (win XP Pro SP 3) to the USB and play it on my Blu-Ray.

I was able to transfer a 1.7G file, 2G file and a 2.7G file. When I try and transfer a 5.7G file it says that there is no room on the drive. I formatted the drive and when I look at the properties it says there is only 15.1G free. Not sure what could be on there but I still have plenty of room to add a 5.7G file. How do I transfer a larger file onto the drive?
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:08 PM
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Upon further research I have found that FAT32 does not support files larger than 4G. I looked at the properties and it does not seem like I can change it to NTFS. Is there any way around this?
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:12 PM
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I believe 15.1gb is the norm for 16gb flash drives.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:14 PM
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I went on Centons website and they concur.

Any idea how to circumvent the 4G max? I cannot be the only person who wants to put a file larger than 4G on a USB.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:23 PM
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When you right mouse click on the icon for the flash drive, under Properties, is the drive optimized for easy removal or performance? The NTFS format option is available when Performance is the selected property.
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Reformat to NTFS is an option.

Using a video editor and making a multi-chapter file may work.

Are you sure the Blu-Ray can read the USB in NTFS if you go that route?
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It's possible that the stick is counterfeit, but unlikely. I once bought a 4GB drive that was actually a re-manufactured 512MB. The drive did report 4GB in Windows Explorer.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:16 PM
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When you right mouse click on the icon for the flash drive, under Properties, is the drive optimized for easy removal or performance? The NTFS format option is available when Performance is the selected property.
There is noting about drive optimization under properties. Just the pie chart of the space and the fact that it's FAT 32



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Reformat to NTFS is an option.

Using a video editor and making a multi-chapter file may work.

Are you sure the Blu-Ray can read the USB in NTFS if you go that route?
No idea. I was just trying to get something larger than 4g on there and was going to cross the NTFS bridge when I smacked into it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:27 PM
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FAT32 has a file size limit, as you are discovering.

Do a NTFS format --

http://www.ntfs.com/quest22.htm
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