Windows 10: put a 4gb fat16 partition on a 8gb USB stick?

Discus and support put a 4gb fat16 partition on a 8gb USB stick? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I work with HAAS CNC lathes and mills, which only accept FAT16-formatted USB drives. I ahve an old 2gb drive that is starting to fail so I got a new... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by FuturDreamz, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. put a 4gb fat16 partition on a 8gb USB stick?


    I work with HAAS CNC lathes and mills, which only accept FAT16-formatted USB drives. I ahve an old 2gb drive that is starting to fail so I got a new drive. problem is the smallest size I could find is 8GB, which is too big for FAT16. I tried using Disk Management but the resize option was greyed out. Is there any other tool I can use? Thanks.

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    FuturDreamz, Oct 21, 2015
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  2. djassa1 Win User

    the 4GB card is here!!!!

    Anyway, the discussion was not on the Fat16 Barrier but on the fact that Symbian will not format or even recognize a partition more than 2GB using FAT16.

    Using Fat32 this is another story and Symbian can recognize a 4GB partition but cannot format it.
     
    djassa1, Oct 21, 2015
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  3. nj7_ Win User
    Nokia 770 tablet

    The limit about FAT16 is 2Gb cards. FAT32 is already possible 4Gb cards and more. Some devices deal with 4Gb cards, on FAT16 but with different cluster size.
     
  4. zooburner Win User

    put a 4gb fat16 partition on a 8gb USB stick?

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
     
    zooburner, Oct 21, 2015
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  5. John035 Win User
  6. bro67 Win User
    The problem with the 2 GB USB sticks, is that they are charging more for those then the higher storage sized units. That is why it is becoming harder to find them. Not cheap for mfg's to produce something that is not in great demand. There are some off brands on newegg.com that are really cheap, but I would not trust them.

    Amazon.com has bulk units under $30. Does HAAS have the Ethernet adapter option for that unit? Also for partitioning, you can use Gparted with Linux to shrink the drive down also.

    Better idea. 2GB Flash Card with a Flash Card reader. Try that. You can get the reader for around $10, the cards for around $7. If it works, that would be the best option to go with. Take the reader with the card in it out to the floor and load the program.
     
    bro67, Oct 21, 2015
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  7. as it turns out the USB drive was DOA. It died during a standard fat32 format and refused to work after that. It was a double ended, with USB OTG on the other side so I could plug it into my phone. I have an old one I'll just continue to use.
     
    FuturDreamz, Apr 5, 2018
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