Does it really take 2GB off once I insert it in the vita...?
It only gave me 14GB.. I mean they could have put in 18GB and end up with 16GB --' It doesn't come cheap at $40...
And these new labels when I try to post something is **bleep** annoying... Please take them off... I don't see a use for them -.-
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Any hard drive once formatted will have less space than listed on the box.
This quirk exists in every hard disk, every memory card and every flash drive. It has something to do with how physical bits are counted by the OS and how partitions can reserve space for holding a journal.
The manufacturers define a GB as 1,0000 MB, while in reality, a pc defines a GB as 1024 MB.
So long story short, when you see any advertised capacity, subtract 7.2% for the true capacity.
For instance, a 500GB hard drive is in fact 465 GB. So in the case of the ps4, the os reserves 57GB while 408GB is free to use.
The same applies to your 16GB vita card; 14.8GB of free space should be available minus a bit for os files I guess.
So it's not really a quirk, it's misleading labeling by the manufacturers.
But surely they can't change it by a lot right...
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB... It goes by double right so it can't be 6GB or 12GB or something like that right.
But it doesn't make sense if it were 14GB if it goes by this rule so surely, this means that they can increase it by 1.2GB and have that downsized to 16GB by the system.
It's what we pay for at high price... For the quality and product we get, and Rantrantrantrantblablablaxboxnintendopoliticshelghast
It's a shame the way the Vita's memory cards have been designed. Not only are they super tiny, they're super expensive too. And with storage space not holding up to as much data as is labeled to the card, obviously you're going to have to spend money to make room for all the games you intend on playing in the current and future market space.
Even the PlayStation 4 is guilty of this spatial consequence at launch. With about 100 GBs of the 500 shaved off already, you're actually not given that much to start out with in the long-term if you plan on turning this machine into a digitally-based storage locker for all essential necessities. Naturally you can try to survive on 16 GB cards, but in order to do so you'll have quite a bit of management to do in the process of deleting/reinstalling of game data.
Going for the bigger file games, memory space is actually a problem for me now. Looking at the words on the back of the memory stick box, it says 6-8 games.
I can only hold 5 v.v
Once my PS+ ends I'll have a ton of room afterwards but no games xD