Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:30 AM   #1
Junior Member
Deadlock-83's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 25

Everyone who uses MemoryStick PRO sticks knows that their real capacity is about 40MB lower than their advertised capacity.

A 256MB card has only about 220 free MBs.

The reason for this is that MagicGate takes up this free space, although digital camera users have no need or use for it.

Is there any way to "get rid" of it and free up the wasted space? What happens if I delete all of the folders on my MS-Pro? Will it free up the 'missing' space? Will my camera be able to work with it afterwards?

Deadlock-83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 17, 2004, 2:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
CVonV's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 117

My SanDisk and Sony 256MB Memory Stick Pro have a capacity of 249,430,016 bytes (237MB). You cannot change that.

As with deleting everything... It won't make any difference cos those files don't take up any space.

Anyways manufacturers don't use the binary system when they quote their sizes. So when they say "256MB" they actually mean "256,000,000 bytes". Hard drive manufacturer's do this all the time. However this ain't true for actual RAM modules.
CVonV is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:10 PM.