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Windows 7: Can't format USB 3.0 drive

18 Sep 2019   #21
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!

@Steampunk7 :

1. First of all, I would recommend Full / Slow format with Rufus 2.18. Sometimes Quick format is not enough!
It may take more than 3-4 hours but there is a good thing about 2.18 version. It will not keep you guessing & will continuously tell you the process completion percentage. Also to mention that Rufus shows logs as well.

2. When you get the new Pen drive , you should perform some checks on it :

4 Tools to Test and Detect Fake or Counterfeit USB Flash Drives • Raymond.CC
8 Free Tools to Test Read and Write Speed of USB Flash Drives • Raymond.CC
3 Tools to Check and Test USB Flash Drive • Raymond.CC

(( Just to mention :

* Rufus has a more powerful format tool than the in-built Disk Management. It has helped me save / restore my pen drives 4-5 times. Sometimes, the drives were listed in the Disk Management but would not appear in 'My Computer / Computer' Folder & Disk Management was unable to format & make them usable again.

* H2testw & CrystalDiskMark do it sufficiently well for me for over all checking of Usb Flash drives, External & Internal hard disks. Both are having portable versions available but CrystalDiskMark's latest portable version has an issue that can be resolved easily :
CrystalDiskMark Downloads & How to fix CrystalDiskMark’s UI bug ))

Thanks & Regards. ...

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19 Sep 2019   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Vineet, you are very helpful and kind. I'll follow your advice.
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19 Sep 2019   #23
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!

Vineet, you are very helpful and kind. I'll follow your advice.
@Steampunk7 :

Just To Mention :

*Full Format With Rufus 2.18

Can't format USB 3.0 drive-slow-full-format.png

**Full Format + Check Device For Bad Blocks

Can't format USB 3.0 drive-rufus1.png

Thanks & Regards. ...

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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