usb flash drive immediate data loss / corruption
Posted on 2006-07-17
I just got a 1Gb brandless USB flash drive and it doesnt seem to be able to hold data very well. I will copy over 700Mb worth of MP3's and tops 280Mb of them. often times the rest just plain wont even appear in explorer. and anything i try and copy after that will just be corrupt data. Ive tried reformatting, repartitioning, using hp usb formatting utility, FAT16, FAT32, clearing all the data, no disk errors are found, windows sees no problem with it. Ive got linux on my computer too if i need to use some more hard core tools. it almost seems like the way this thing references data is wrong, like a bad table or something wrong physically maybe?