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.