I purchased a 16GB usb flash drive off of ebay. And for some reason it won't retain data for more than a few hours. I tried reformatting it and even tried to change it to ntsf instead of fat32 but it won't finish the format. please help me resolve this so I don't have to buy a new one.
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Re: USB flash drive not holding data
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
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You didn't mention the manufacturer on your 16GB stick, but that should not be a problem using it. The price on 16GB USB drives has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, so you will see more of them in use.
If you plug the USB drive into one of your computer's free USB ports, it should be recognized by your computer and assigned a drive letter in Windows. This means if you view the contents of your hard drive using Windows File Explorer, you should see another drive representing the 16GB USB thumb drive in the list of disks.
If you click on that drive you will see its contents (if any). Some drives come with software pre-loaded on them which you may be able to use to encrypt the contents of the thumb drive.
In all other respects, the USB drive will function like any other disk drive, allowing you to move or copy files back and forth between your main hard drive and the USB drive.
Be careful to 'unmount' the USB drive before you remove it from the USB port. Often there will be a flashing LED light on the drive which indicates that data is being written to the USB drive. If you remove the drive while the light is blinking, you may damage the file system on the USB drive and make reading its data impossible.
To eject the drive properly using Windows File Explorer, click on your main hard drive (usually C:) to select it, then RIGHT-CLICK on the drive you want to eject. A menu will come up, and you should click 'Eject' to close out the USB drive. You will get a confirmation message window that it is safe to remove the drive.
Probably ur pen drive is not authentic or something like dat.... try to change the partition to NTFS or FAT and then format it......If u hav 16gb pendrive fill the pendrive with 15gb of data then u will come to know wheater its 16gb or not.....
First of all, press the Caps Lock button, it really helps. Make sure that your PC's USB port is actually a USB 2.0 (or 3.0). There are no options to increase the speed of a flash drive, it is determined by the microcontroller used in the drive.
An example on how to safe documents , photo's or data to a usb drive Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your photos
Right click on the documents , photo's select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select the top photo hold the mouse cursor then select the bottom photo then drag the photo's to your usb drive then drop them
or if you are downloading data or programs from the internet once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device If you need more help with this post a reply
Just plug it in to your computers usb port make sure its connected properly An example on how to download and save to an External Hard Drive and copy and paste to an External Hard Drive Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data Right click on the data select copy navigate back to the External Drive.
or right click on the data select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in or if you are downloading data from the internet.
Once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it a browse option will open you can save it into your External Drive or a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device if you need more help with this post a reply Hope this helps.
try using getdataback for fat software.
it this doesn't work try so see if in hex the sectors are numberred. if you will see a complete line of 0, then you won't be able to recover any data from the device. i'm saying from an experience because i lost all the data from a cruzer titanum just a few days ago