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Windows 7: 128GB Flash Drive...

27 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
128GB Flash Drive...

So I bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from someone for $30. He bought a few from eBay for $35 and thought that I would want one, so I bought one for $30.

Today, I had to do some backing up of a couple [somewhat] important Word documents. When I needed to access them, they were corrupted. Wouldn't open. Nothing else I transferred to it would work either (movies, pictures, etc). A lot of the file and folder names were just weird and random characters.

It had FAT32 as the filesystem already on it. Maybe I needed to format it to NTFS or something? I don't know whether I should try and sell it so someone or just trash it... Or maybe keep it? I really don't know.
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27 Mar 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I got several the same way back in Nov. from eBay. Kingston 64gb (probably a good Fake) had to be re-formatted because of the same problem you had. Been working fine ever since as NTFS format
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27 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Wow, really? That's good to hear! I was just about to post a Craigslist ad for this thing. I guess I'll keep it.

Although the write speeds are quite slow... Usually around 3.5MB/s. They advertise 10MB/s (under their "testing" conditions). Should that be a concern? I formatted it to NTFS. Hopefully it'll work now.
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, it's definitely a fake or something. Files would eventually corrupt themselves and wouldn't open. Plus the write speed is extremely slow.
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30 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 normally run about 350 dollars- upwards. Think you might have been taken.
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30 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
Wow, really? That's good to hear! I was just about to post a Craigslist ad for this thing. I guess I'll keep it.

Although the write speeds are quite slow... Usually around 3.5MB/s. They advertise 10MB/s (under their "testing" conditions). Should that be a concern? I formatted it to NTFS. Hopefully it'll work now.
You were going to sell a fake and faulty flash drive??!! Remind me never to buy from you.
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30 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
Wow, really? That's good to hear! I was just about to post a Craigslist ad for this thing. I guess I'll keep it.

Although the write speeds are quite slow... Usually around 3.5MB/s. They advertise 10MB/s (under their "testing" conditions). Should that be a concern? I formatted it to NTFS. Hopefully it'll work now.
You were going to sell a fake and faulty flash drive??!! Remind me never to buy from you.
Yeah I think I'll pass on buying from him as well.....tho now I wish I had a bigger flash drive
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30 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Do you have it optimized for quick removal and or are you using the safely remove icon? I've had one get corrupted when I removed it before the data was completly written to it..
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30 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

A good chance that those are fake, or were grabbed by someone before they could be destroyed after they failed QA.
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30 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
A good chance that those are fake, or were grabbed by someone before they could be destroyed after they failed QA.
Definately dodgy. The cheapest I've seen them in Oz is $AU450. There's no way he got an authentic and working one for 30 bucks!
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