How do i test my flash drive for reliability and capability

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a bunch of flash drives i got from china and they don't seem to be holding data. Im not sure why, but i would at least find out if they are usable. I have tried to format from my machine, but formatting NTFS failed. What are some tools available to test the quality of the drive. I don't want to lose any info i have to store on the device.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated as always.

Question by:JMRFan4Life

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    Try a free program called USB Flash Drive Tester, it's available from Virtual Console, it tests for bad or unstable sectors of any type of flash memory.
    get it here
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    So its safe to say if it throws errors when running these tests that the drives are no good and therefor useless. Is there anyway of fixing this or should i consider it a loss.

    Thanks for the input
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    Expert Comment

    if the software doe not repair it, consider it lost.
    you can always run a chkdsk over it, for more info..

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