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Windows 7: 128GB Flash Drive...

27 Mar 2010   #1
besweeet

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
DocBrown

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
besweeet

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
besweeet

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
Airbot

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
tw33k

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
smsff7

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
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 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
Little Darwin

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
tw33k

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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