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Offline Eddoes

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4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« on: February 08, 2010, 08:43:00 PM »
Well the subject says it all i cant figure out why i cant fit it on the flash drive. Its a 4.7 gig iso file and when i try to copy it onto the flash drive a it says that its too large to fit on it. Is this a common error cause the flash drive is new and it seems to only happen with iso files cause i have loaded more than 6 gigs on it before. Anyone have a solution to this problem? Any form of information or help would be appreciated thanks.

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 08:48:03 PM »
Flash drives are formatted in FAT32 format so you can't put any file bigger than 4 GB. Your best option is to cut it into pieces with WinRAR or 7Zip.
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 08:50:23 PM »
well the problem is that i cant cut it up into pieces cause i need it to stay in whole iso format on the flash drive. Is there no solution to this problem?

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 08:52:18 PM »
well the problem is that i cant cut it up into pieces cause i need it to stay in whole iso format on the flash drive. Is there no solution to this problem?

You can cut it into pieces. Put it into a flash drive. Then you can glue it back together later, when you copy it into a hard drive. Or you can format your Flash drive to NTFS. But that can suck.  ;D
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 08:56:32 PM »
Any idea how i format to NTFS? Cause i cant cut it up thats not a good idea lol

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 08:58:37 PM »
Any idea how i format to NTFS? Cause i cant cut it up thats not a good idea lol

On Windows - Right click Flah Drive, choose format, select NTFS.

Backup your Flash data before you do that, cos it will be gone if you format the drive.
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 09:03:41 PM »
ok thanks alot its formatting now.

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 09:06:44 PM »
ok thanks alot its formatting now.

NP.

BTW - take a look here http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/usb-flash-drive-comparison-part-2-fat32-vs-ntfs-vs-exfat/

That's why NTFS on Flash drives kinda sucks.
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 09:26:34 PM »
Hi Eddoes,

In addition to what Saxuality pointed in the last reply.

It is indeed not recommended to reformat flash drives to NTFS.

- you are loosing compatibility with other systems;
- it will be slower (reading always faster for Fat32 irrespectively whether its Flash or hard drive) .. there are other reasons - the way NTFS accessed by the system, etc;
- you will definitely reduce lifespan of the flash drive

Sure ISO image may not be necessarily a movie,
but if that is a movie image why wouldn't you just rip it and make 700-800MB of the satisfactory and even excellent quality?

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 09:28:24 PM »
I can bet it's a game. A pirated game ISO >:-D
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 10:06:17 PM »
Well the subject says it all i cant figure out why i cant fit it on the flash drive. Its a 4.7 gig iso file and when i try to copy it onto the flash drive a it says that its too large to fit on it. Is this a common error cause the flash drive is new and it seems to only happen with iso files cause i have loaded more than 6 gigs on it before. Anyone have a solution to this problem? Any form of information or help would be appreciated thanks.

That's easy to do that.
Actually, you can't put a single file which is over 4GB in the USB memory.
You can't do it even if you use NTFS format.
So many people think it's impossible. :-TD

But it's possible and easy to do that. :-TU
You can take care of it with CD-ROM partition.

You must make a CD-ROM partition in your USB memory with a tool.
There are many tools to do that.

You must follow this rule.
1.make a CD-ROM partition in your USB memory.
2.now, you can put an ISO file more than 4GB.
(put the ISO to the CD-ROM partition that you made)


Some of tools may not suitable with you USB memory.
So you need to try with some tools that can be suitable.

I recommend you following tools.
1.UCDExec.
2.LPInstaller.

If it doesn't work with your USB memory, use other tools.

For your guidance.
I use CD-ROM partition to boot from USB memory which has multiple OS ISO images, each of the ISO images is
over 4GB. (in this case, your MB must support USB booting)
So, you can use portable OS, install OS , automatic ghost booting etc with ISO images.
No more DVD.

« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 11:47:39 PM by Creasy »
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 11:34:12 PM »
I can bet it's a game. A pirated game ISO >:-D

Yes ... that is not a pirated movie ... but the game  ;D

Anyway as it was pointed - it is possible but highly not recommended to reformat flash drive into NTFS

Cheers!

*** added *** actually there is another additional point not to reformat:

If your flash drive is BoostReady compatible - having it as NTFS will decrease its performance in this respect. Personally tested. 
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 11:48:56 PM by SiberLynx »
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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 11:56:29 PM »
Yes ... that is not a pirated movie ... but the game  ;D

Anyway as it was pointed - it is possible but highly not recommended to reformat flash drive into NTFS

Cheers!

I don't think so.
Because there are many people use NTFS with USB memories including CD-ROM partition.
In my case, I have no problem with over 10 kinds of USB sticks that are formatted with NTFS.
(including sandisk cruzer series)
Some USB memories show us slow reading and writing with NTFS compared with FAT32.
But some of them are not.
In Saxuality's case,
he can use CD-ROM partition(for ISO)+NTFS partition(for normal files)
or
CD-ROM partition(for ISO)+FAT32(for normal files).
It's up to him.
Because he has free space after making CD-ROM partition.
CD-ROM partition(for ISO)+FAT32 partition(for normal files) this one is better for him.


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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 12:01:14 AM »
Yes ... that is not a pirated movie ... but the game  ;D

Anyway as it was pointed - it is possible but highly not recommended to reformat flash drive into NTFS

Cheers!

*** added *** actually there is another additional point not to reformat:

If your flash drive is BoostReady compatible - having it as NTFS will decrease its performance in this respect. Personally tested. 

Not BoostReady....

It's Readyboost.
It only gives an advantage people who have a low performance PC.
Some of USB memories show us low performance with NTFS.
1.unstable reading speed.
2.unstable writing speed.

But when we need to put over 4GB as a single file we still need to use NTFS sometimes.

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Re: 4.7gigs cant fit on my 8 gig flash drive
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 12:19:15 AM »
Yes, "Readyboost" ... you can find both terms as a matter of fact (...very "valuable" comment... thanks)

The main point was for the original poster to have a look at the possibility of using the flash drive as "Readyboost" and decrease the the performance if NTFS ... and other disadvantages of using NTFS with Flash drive that were posted by few users here  
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