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pny attache 2Gb USB flash drive only 2Mb recognized, anyway to get the full drive recognized?

Posted on 2009-07-16
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After copying files to a brand new pny Attache 2Gb usb drive.  The drive was not readable, so I right clicked on it and reformated it.  It now reads as a 2Mb drive on XP.  In other words, when I go into Drive Management to try to repartition it, it thinks that the 2Mb is the full size of the drive.

I have the same result on other machines.

PNY has a low-level format utility for some flash drives, but it doesn't work with this one.

Any suggestiongs... I hate wasting so much time and effort on a $10 drive, but I also hate throwing $10 in the garbage.   PNY doesn't have any way to email technical support and their phone support disconnects the call if you choose the 0 option to speak to someone.  I hate companies like this.

-Kendall
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If the electronics that manage the USB drive got messed up, there's no way to fix it.  You can try partitioning it with http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ and see if that works.
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