My 120GB XQD Card only has 101GB of usable space. Is anyone having this same problem?
this is not a problem, ALL media (from every brand) allocates a portion of their hard-drive space for system/operational resources. This goes for all internal, external, scsi, sata, PCIe, SSD, sd, micro-sdxc, sdhc, sdxc, or any thumbdrives. Doesn't matter if they're in Raid or Flash Arrays...the amount of space that the card lists is always larger than the accurately the usable allocated memory size. In a perfect world, manufaturers should list the usable size of memory on a drive, but since this varies according to each operating systems platform...I guess they give the larger number.
So if I buy a 128GB or a 10TB drive of any size, brand, speed or form factor, it will NEVER connect (and read) in ANY operating system as exactly 128gb or 10tb because the OS needs (uses hard drive space) to properly connect, mount, initialize, unmount, format, read, write and incorporate/operate the drive. In 2021- That's just the way tech goes :)
Date published: 2021-03-23