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Cannot format 400gb usb flash drive

I have a sony 400gb usb flash drive that i cant format, it is in RAW format and i cant do anything with it

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I cant format my Sony 120gig flash disk

  • Kazza18 May 14, 2009

    I also cannot format my sony 400GB USB...can't delete empty folders either.

    Please help.

  • mamalipopo May 18, 2009

    i have same problem

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I had the same problem.
Go to the Dos Prompt via run cmd
format d: or whatever your drive letter is.

This worked for me.

PS these flash drives are copies and are made in China. I just bought one for $7.50 Yes that is seven dollars and 50 cents.

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This was not helpful to me at all. I tried NTFS, exFAT, FAT, and FAT32. I was not able to format at all. Is it possible that this drive has a security enabled to only one computer?

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Hi,

Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.

This will format your USB flash disk.

Good luck.

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