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16GB MemoryStick Pro Duo formats to only 3GB FAT32

I just bought a 16GB SONY MemoryStick Pro Duo for my SONY Cyber-Shot N50. My previous MemoryStick was 1GB and performed in both camera and this PC without problems. When I tried to use this MemoryStick, my laptop indicated the card needed to be formatted. I formatted it in my camera and got the same warning when I put it back in my PC. Then I formatted the MemoryStick Pro Duo in my PC using the Disk Management feature in the Administrative Tools of the Control Panel. I chose FAT 32 and formatted, but now my 16GB MemoryStick is showing as having only a 3GB capacity.

What can I do to have my laptop recognize this is a 16GB device? I'm using the MemoryStick adaptor that came with my camera, and the built-in card reader in my 2006 Gateway CX200X tablet PC.  I'm able to take and store photos with my camera and also to drag and drop photos from the PC onto my (now) 3GB card.I need to be able to access the full card capacity. Is there anything I can do to correct this issue?

Thanks,
Linda
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Arabia_vnCommented:
Try another after-market USB-reader instead of your build in card reader and see. Old built-in card reader may not work well with new MemoryStick
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Arabia_vnCommented:
Ah, i forget. Make sure the new USB-reader can read SDHC cards.
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nobusCommented:
i would remove the partition from disk management - then put it in the camera and format it there
otherwise, you need a card reader that handles 16 Gb cards - as said above
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LaCornistaAuthor Commented:
Thank you both. I will pick up another card reader and report my findings. As it turned out, formatting the card on my laptop made it inaccessible when I put the card back in my camera. I had to reformat the card in my camera for it to work there. I may have to order a card reader instead of be able to shop in a real store. I will report in a few days. Thanks for your responses.

Linda
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LaCornistaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice. I got a Transcend RDP8 USB Card Reader. It reads all types of MicroSD, SD, CF, MMC, and Memory Sticks. This should serve all my purposes in 1 device. Installed without a hitch.
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