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Test your pen drive / USB sticks with H2testw

H2testw was developed to test USB sticks for various kinds of errors. It can also be used for any other storage media like memory cards, internal and external hard drives and even network volumes. The executable file H2testw.exe needs no installation and can be directly run. It was developed for Windows XP and Vista. It should also work under Windows 2000 but was only tested on XP and Vista. Windows 9x/ME is not supported. You can use the older command line program H2test under these operating systems. The function of H2testw is quite simple: It fills the chosen target directory with test data and then reads it back and verifies it. H2testw does not overwrite or erase any existing data. It doesn’t do any low-level tricks so administrator privileges are not required. If your hardware is working properly H2testw will not harm any existing data. You can download it from here

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If you have a memory card (e.g. SD card) that happens to be a "fake" (or counterfeit), it may give you this error. Often, such a card has less storage space than what it claims to have, e.g. it is labelled as an 8GB card, but it is really a 2 GB card, or have much less than 8 GB.
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