1TB Expansion Card shows up as 32GB

Hi there! So I finally got my hands on my Framework laptop. I was installing Windows but my USB drive wasn’t working properly so I installed the installation tool on the 1TB expansion card (at the time it showed as a 1TB drive).
I got windows and the drivers installed and then wanted to reformat the expansion card so that it would have the original exFAT format it had before. When I did this I noticed that it would only let me select it as a 32GB drive. It doesnt seem to let me use the original 1TB.
Anyone know whats going on and how to fix it?

You probably have to re-patition the Drive.

  1. press [Win] and “R” at the same Time, enter “diskmgmt.msc” and hit enter.
  2. Look for the “bar” of the USB card.(in the bottom)
  3. rightclick the blue bar, and click “delete volume”. (ALL of the Data on the Drive will be deleted, so be sure you select the correct one)
  4. now rightclick on the “black bar” and click “new simple volume…”
  5. just keep hitting “next”
  6. You should now see the full 1TB

If not, you can message me here and ill give you my Discord. :smiley:
btw. I ordered my framework today and am sooo hyped for when it arrives. :smiley:

Greetings, Friedrich. :wave:


Friedrich’s suggestion is correct, hope it helps you.