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Flash drive failure

I'm using USB flash drives to transfer iTunes files from my MacOSX to my MacBook Pro. I put music on the flash drive, transfer it to my macbook, then delete the files and repeat the process. After doing it one or two times, the flash drives are no longer able to hold anything, even after I deleted the files. I have gone through this with 4 different flash drives, all different brands.
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You need to plug the flash drive in and empty the trash. Deleting the data on a flash drive puts the files and in the trash and still takes up space on the flash drive just like on your hard drive until you empty the trash.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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Are you trying to transfer music files from one mac to another? If you are, try using your Migration Assistant Application If you have both macs hooked up to a network. It's found under Applications - Utilities - Migration Assistant. Migration Assistant is pretty self explanatory from there. 

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You need to format your drives. Even though you delete files on them a small amount of data remains each time. After so long the data builds up and clogs the drive.

Insert a USB with a problem
Go applications, Disk utility
open disk utility, then you should see the USB disk in the utility screen. click on then click format. It will kill all data on the USB and make it usable again.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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