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Windows 7: 128GB Flash Drive...

30 Mar 2010   #11
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you listen to Windows Weekly, Paul Thourett mentions an article posted by a corporate buddy of his.

Apparently people in China when making flash memory will throw all the bad pieces away after production. Later on other people come by and take those bad pieces and make fraudulent memory sticks out of it and sell them on E-Bay. The specific company mentioned was Kingston, glad I bought Corsair.
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30 Mar 2010   #12
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I use SanDisk
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30 Mar 2010   #13
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
If you listen to Windows Weekly, Paul Thourett mentions an article posted by a corporate buddy of his.

Apparently people in China when making flash memory will throw all the bad pieces away after production. Later on other people come by and take those bad pieces and make fraudulent memory sticks out of it and sell them on E-Bay. The specific company mentioned was Kingston, glad I bought Corsair.

wow that sucks...I guess it dose not pay off to buy a flash drive from a unknown site/store
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03 Apr 2010   #14
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Even after formatting it to NTFS, files would eventually become bad and crap.

Oh well. I guess I learned my lesson :).
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03 Apr 2010   #15
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My USB drive went bad a few weeks ago, I formatted it to Fat32, or ExFat, and it works now. Try that.

Also, if you know how to mess around with microprocessors, you could always open it up, find the bad sections and fuse them off.
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03 Apr 2010   #16
besweeet

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
My USB drive went bad a few weeks ago, I formatted it to Fat32, or ExFat, and it works now. Try that.

Also, if you know how to mess around with microprocessors, you could always open it up, find the bad sections and fuse them off.
It's too big for FAT32. exFAT isn't compatible with anything other than Windows (I believe). I'll just try and sell this thing for a few bucks.
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03 Apr 2010   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
If you listen to Windows Weekly, Paul Thourett mentions an article posted by a corporate buddy of his.

Apparently people in China when making flash memory will throw all the bad pieces away after production. Later on other people come by and take those bad pieces and make fraudulent memory sticks out of it and sell them on E-Bay. The specific company mentioned was Kingston, glad I bought Corsair.
Yeah I bought a 32 gb data traveler off ebay which turned out to be garbage counterfeit.
Lesson learned.
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03 Apr 2010   #18
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In other words, don't buy Kingston ANYTHING! from Ebay.
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03 Apr 2010   #19
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
In other words, don't buy Kingston ANYTHING! from Ebay.
I've decided not to get any flash drives from ebay, but that's just me not wanting to throw any more money away.
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03 Apr 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
If you listen to Windows Weekly, Paul Thourett mentions an article posted by a corporate buddy of his.

Apparently people in China when making flash memory will throw all the bad pieces away after production. Later on other people come by and take those bad pieces and make fraudulent memory sticks out of it and sell them on E-Bay. The specific company mentioned was Kingston, glad I bought Corsair.
Good information. I, too, am glad I bought Corsair.
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