See how my 16 GB memory card suddenly turned to 30 MB!!

Wonders they say, shall never end. In all my life of playing with gadgets, I’ve never had such an encounter. Memory cards have failed me in the past, but not with this kind of alacrity. How could a 16 GB memory card suddenly turn itself into 30 MB? Take a seat and follow the gist.

If you recall, I shared with you guys earlier that I’m looking to get a BlackBerry 10 device. So on Monday morning, I found a good deal on OLX and made the purchase. At the point of testing, I removed the 16 GB memory card in my Infinix HOT 2 and inserted it into the BlackBerry to test. Everything worked perfectly.

On getting home, I removed the memory card from the BlackBerry and re-inserted it to my Android, and that’s when the “wahala” started. The phone immediately notified me that the memory card was damaged and should be formatted!!

                                              See the useless memory card

In panic mode, I put the SD card back in the BlackBerry, and it refused to show. I quickly picked up a memory card reader, slot in the memory card, and plugged it into my laptop. It said I should format first before use. “Ok; I agree, let me format”, I said to myself. I clicked the “Format” button and got this reply, “Drive:E was unable to format”. Chei!! See gbege!!

I reinserted the card into the BlackBerry. There, I was able to format it, and lo and behold, it now shows 30 MB capacity!! You can imagine!! What on earth would I do with 30 MB!? It should have been more merciful and given me, say 1 or 2 GB. That would have been fair. Now I’m left to rue all my lost pictures. Please, don’t tell me of cloud storage 😡

Is there anything I didn’t get right? Or is this one of those punishments from the gods of mobile?

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

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