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Newly bought 2GB DataTraveler only show 1GB capacity

I just bought a Kingston DataTraveler 2GB. The problem started when i try to activate the password protection program(included), the process suddenly halted due to some unknown error.

After that, i realize that the thumbdrive had been reduced to 913MB only.

I don't think that any kind of virus did this.

Plz Help.

SAFWAN

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  • ryantmer May 11, 2010

    Where did you purchase this thumb drive? If you bought it online (e.g. eBay et. al), then it is possible that you have been sold a 1GB drive. This happened to me a while ago when I thought I was buying an 8GB DataTraveler, but it was actually a 1GB one. Also, keep in mind that any programs installed on the drive will take up space, although they should not take up nearly half the drive.


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Hi skidezourus,

Both of the previous messages mention valid possibilities. If the drive was purchased from any auction site it is likely you may have received a fake Kingston product and perhaps it is a 1GB drive.

On the other hand if you got as far as selecting the amount of space to use for the private (password protected) zone before it got the error then it may have allocated the space and therefore only showing you what's left for the public zone.

The following process will delete all data on the drive -- Run the password program and click on the Settings button at the password screen. Then click on the Format button, zero out the amount of space for the private zone, and continue with the format.

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Did you read the emanual that is on the Kindston's website for the DataTraveller? When you use the password protection program, it logs you IN to another partition you created when you started it the first time. It logs you off of the  normal drive partition and in to the password protected partition.

Both exist on the same pen drive but can not be accessed at the same time. Try logging off using the same program or if there's such a logoff shortcut anywhere on the pendrive, yo should be back to the normal 2GB partition.

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