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Formating raw usb flash disk

Is there a way to format a raw usb flash dirve? formating it from windows failed

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  • Zarel Tgr May 11, 2010

    Wow... I've never experienced a raw USB drive (no fomatting whatsoever) before. Did you get it out of the package like this? If so, I would certainly seek an exchange. For Sandisk Cruzers, that's certainly not normal... not only is it FAT formatted, but there's also a CDFS-formatted section with U3 fluff (which I typically nuke straightaway with the Sandisk U3 Removal Tool)

    So, for clarification, was it raw 'out-of-the-box' or did that happen due to later actions?

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    VonZeppelen May 11, 2010

    When you formatted, did you try FAT or FAT32? Also did you try quick Format option?

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1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/LLFTOOL.EXE

2. Format

(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
the whole USB flash disk surface will be fully erased.
Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)

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