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NAND Flash size reducing after formatting RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a Micron NAND Flash Large Page 2Gb (256 MB). After formatting this nand (from storage manager), the size is 251 MB. Why is the size 5 MB lower (251 instead of 256) ? I use a Transaction exFAT on this NAND Flash.

    Thanks, Paolo

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:41 PM

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  • For the same reason that the C drive on your PC is smaller than the physical disk, formatting takes space.  So the 241 MB is the reporting of available disk space, not the physical disk size.
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    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 3:17 PM
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  • So the space is for the FAT tables ?

    Thanks, Paolo

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 3:52 PM
  • And other formatting information, yes.
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    • Proposed as answer by Michael Koster Thursday, August 5, 2010 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:01 PM
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