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It depends that the what memory pen drive you are using If you are using 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 50GB etc.
then it stores less some byte of data.
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The pen drives comes in various sized memories. Out of this memory, some bytes are used for formatting or you can say managing data in pen drive. Rest space is available for you to store data.
Today in market 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB and more pen drive available. I recommend 8 GB Pen drive as XP and other earlier Windows OS supports upto 8 GB only.
You can store data according to the capacity of pen drive you have i.e 1 GB Pendrive will able to store less than 1 GB but you can add 1.5 GB compressed data (1 GB after compression).
To copy large data more than capacity of Pen Drive you need to compress data using winzip extra compression technology. They way you can copy compressed zip or rar file onto your pen drive.
While restoring the data you can uncompress the data using winzip. This way you can store more data in pen drive.
Todays time you can find 256MB, 1GB, 2GB,4GB,8GB and more capacity pen drive in market. It's based upon on your necessary or your support with your window OS.
In the present time there are so many types of pen drive with several capacities, like 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB etc.
In all type of pen drives there are some sectors that is kept as empty so that it will use at time of formatting, rest of the part we can use.
In 1 GB pen drive .88 GB we can use
In 2 GB pen drive 1.78 GB we can use
In 4 GB pen drive 3.7 GB we can use
Like same in other pen drive there are some portion we can't use.
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Abhay Kumar Verma
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For example by 1GB a pen drive manufacturer mean 1000MBx1000KBx1000bytes = 1000000000bytes
But for a computer 1GB = 102aMBx1024KBx1024bytes = 1073741824bytes, hence for a computer 1000000000bytes means 953.6743MB = .93132GB and not 1GB(1024MB)
now a day various type and company those making pen drives and other peripheral launch higher gb in their size
kingston 1gb 2gb 4gb 8gb 16gb 32 gb
transcend 1gb 2gb 4gb 8gb 16gb 32gb
hp 1gb 2gb 4gb 8gb 16gb 32gb 80gb 120gb
On the Basic of your Pen drive Space the files will be stored. To check your file size just select the file and right click and go to properties. In that we saw
Size on disk : 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes) to know current file Size.
To check the space of your pen drive just insert the pen drive and go to My computer select the Removable Media and Right click and go to Properties. You can saw a pie chart with Blue with Pink color
Blue : It Represents the Used space of your Pen drive
Pink : It Represents the Free space of your Pen drive
The data storage capacity of a pen drive depends on its memory size
It can vary from 512 MB to several GB's