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06-02-2009, 09:42 AM

I have recently bought a 8GB Kingston microSDHC Card. When I inserted it in the phone and used my Desktop Manager to copy the contents, it wouldn't allow me to do so. In one of the posts there was a suggestion to format the Card. I have done that. Now I can access the Card through Desktop Manager. The probelm is that the capacity on the Card is only showing as 3.41 GB!! I know that FAT requires some memory and the entire 8 GB would not be available for storage. However this has reduced to half the capacity after formatting!!

Can anyone please help!!

06-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Welcome to the forums.

It's all dependent on the OS you're running. You can find that by going to Options > About, it will be the 3rd line down.

Here are the sizes available for the corresponding OS:
What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ (http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/What_type_and_size_Media_Card_can_I_use_in_my_device%3F)

06-02-2009, 10:05 AM
Thanks JS. My Device Software version is So I guess it can support only upto 4GB.

2 Questions then.

1. Is my card still having 8 GB Capacity? If I view the properties from my laptop (browsing to the drive and checking the properties) - the capacity displayed there is 3.4 GB as well.

2. Can I upgrade my device software to 4.3 and will that allow me to access the remaining capacity?

06-02-2009, 10:09 AM
Upgrade to 4.5. You can find it and the instructions here:

Once you've done that, then try formatting the card again.

06-02-2009, 10:25 AM
Wirelessly posted (My Bold)

Try formatting the card as a NTFS. FAT limitation is 4GB

06-02-2009, 12:24 PM
JS - This worked for me. Thanks a lot !! Now I can see the entire 7.4 GB :) I downloaded the software from AT&T site since that's my carrier


06-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Good deal! (y)

Glad I could help :smile: