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Windows 7: Copied my folders onto a 2tb stick & some have gone help needed please

02 Nov 2019   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Unless you have backups on external media somewhere, I fear you shrank your data collection. I didn't know 2TB sticks existed.
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What probably happened is that the stick, upon reaching the real byte size limit, simply rolled back to the beginning and replaced what was there with the new stuff, over and over. I think the largest legit stick is 256GB?
Kingston recently came out with a 2TB USB stick although it's more like a log than a stick. It's physically ginormous and costs well north of $2k. I've seen reports lately of bogus 2TB sticks being sold. See the links below for more info:

YouTube

https://www.instructables.com/id/Don...h-Drive-Scam!/


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03 Nov 2019   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Whoever wrote that article doesn't know the difference between memory and storage space. But their heart is in the right place.

How much did you pay for the stick? Ebay is scrupulous about scams. Tell them first, but I don't think Chinese companies are subject to the BBB's standards, or care about the BBB.

I had some films I was storing on my D drive, because I kept putting off buying DVD-R's. When I moved into this computer, I transferred all my data from the old one. Now it's 3 years later, and I have some time to burn the movies. Oops, that folder never made the trip to either of my current machines. So I know how you feel.
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03 Nov 2019   #13
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi there RoWin
Thanks for the reply to my thread.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Whoever wrote that article doesn't know the difference between memory and storage space. But their heart is in the right place.

How much did you pay for the stick? Ebay is scrupulous about scams. Tell them first, but I don't think Chinese companies are subject to the BBB's standards, or care about the BBB.

I had some films I was storing on my D drive, because I kept putting off buying DVD-R's. When I moved into this computer, I transferred all my data from the old one. Now it's 3 years later, and I have some time to burn the movies. Oops, that folder never made the trip to either of my current machines. So I know how you feel.
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With reference to your first sentence can you please elaborate !
£3.58 OR $4.63


I strongly sympathize with you because as far as I was concerned I had tested ALL the various formats and they all worked and I used the 2tb stick just for that testing purpose.
I tried ran h2testw but as you can see by my previous post that just wasn't going to run.
So in the end I have bit the bullet and formatted the drive.
But what I am going to do is back in touch, its not about the money more about the data that I have lost thank god none of the was my music which sat safely above my head in the cloud.
Plus various other items went to spare Kingston 60gb and 240gb but of which I have used before with any loss of data.
Just in case you are wondering that price if for ONE stick


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03 Nov 2019   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Whoever wrote that article doesn't know the difference between memory and storage space. But their heart is in the right place...
Actually, storage is memory (kinda sorta although storage is rarely referred to a being memory. In this case, it's non-volatile memory instead of volatile memory, such as RAM. Both the video and the article are accurate, especially when it comes to the fake 2TB USB sticks..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheffieldyorky View Post
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Just in case you are wondering that price if for ONE stick
At that price, you definitely got ripped off, not to mention there is no way current technology could come close to fitting 2TB of RAM into a stick that small. Just look at what a monster a legitimate Kingston 2TB USB stick is.

https://www.kingston.com/us/usb-flas...e?Capacity=2TB

Also note how expensive the legitimate ones are. You can't even buy reliable USB flash drives that have far less capacity for the price you paid.

What you got is clearly a fake; it's as phony as a $4 dollar bill. Places like Fleabay, Amazon, Alibaba, etc. are littered with these phonies. You can reformat that piece of janky junk 'til the cows come home and it's still not going to hold 2TB of data.
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03 Nov 2019   #15
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi there Jeannie
Thanks for contributing to my thread
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Actually,storage is memory (kinda sorta although storage is rarely referred to a beingmemory. In this case, it's non-volatile memory instead of volatile memory, suchas RAM. Both the video and the article are accurate, especially when it comesto the fake 2TB USB sticks..


I respectfully would have thought that it might sound better like this;

When you are talking about computer Memory this is the location of short-term data,
R.A.M Random Access Memory
N.V.M Non Volatile Memory
Now when we talk aboutstorage in your computer or outside your computer, i.e. a caddy this allows youwrite to the storage commonly known as a H.D.D (Hard Disk Drive) they usuallycome in several formats platter (spinning disks) Solid State S.S.D., M.2 then we have NVMe (not to be confused with N.V.M)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
At that price, you definitely got rippedoff, not to mention there is no way current technology could come close tofitting 2TB of RAM into a stick that small. Just look at what a monster alegitimate Kingston 2TB USB stick is.

https://www.kingston.com/us/usb-flas...e?Capacity=2TB

Also note how expensive the legitimate ones are. You can't even buy reliableUSB flash drives that have far less capacity for the price you paid.

What you got is clearly a fake; it's as phony as a $4 dollar bill. Places likeFleabay, Amazon, Alibaba, etc. are littered with these phonies. You canreformat that piece of janky junk 'til the cows come home and it's still notgoing to hold 2TB of data.
Went to the site and watched the shortvideo
I think I will now stick with S.S.D fortransferring data
Tony
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03 Nov 2019   #16
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sheffieldyorky,

I have just quickly looked at the last few posts. If you right-click the drive => select Properties => Disk Cleanup, does it show any Files to delete. I just thought that if it did it would give you some space back to perform some tasks that you said couldn't be performed because of low disk space!

I hope this helps!
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04 Nov 2019   #17
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Paul
Thanks for contributing to my thread.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi sheffieldyorky,

I have just quickly looked at the last few posts. If you right-click the drive => select Properties => Disk Cleanup, does it show any Files to delete. I just thought that if it did it would give you some space back to perform some tasks that you said couldn't be performed because of low didk space!

I hope this helps!



Please see the attachments reference "Disk Cleanup"


I was advised by Megahertz


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Download and run h2testw
Its in German, but you can set it to English.
-Format the drive as exfat or NTFS and run h2testw
It will write files to the flash disk then read.







Which I did





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheffieldyorky View Post
So I went ahead and ran the test.

First I read the readme txt doc

The executable file H2testw.exe needs no installation and can be
directly run. It was developed for Windows XP and Vista. It should
also work under Windows 2000 but was only tested on XP and Vista.
Windows 9x/ME is not supported.
H2testw writes files of up to 1 GByte to the chosen destination and
names them 1.h2w, 2.h2w, 3.h2w and so on.

As you are aware I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit but I thought"in it for a penny in it for a pound"

It told that it was going to take 42 days to complete.

So once again I look at the drive and the properties etc. and removed 3 itemstested these three items to make sure that they were OK.
I then formatted the drive.


To be totally honest I'm going to mark this as solved and let everybody get on with their life.
As a footnote I have sent a complaint off to the Chinese website whether it will do any good or not I don't know.
But for the sake of £3.50 ( $4.53 ) I will not hold my breath.
But as a final thought many thanks one and all who have contributed to my thread.
Lesson learned I will now back up my C:\
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Sorry I forgot to add the images that you can see are reading left to right

My 2tb HDD
My 16 gb Stick works fine
My supposedly 2tb stick


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05 Nov 2019   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

There is nothing wrong with the H2testw.exe and it can be used in Win xp, vista , 7, 8.x and 10.
You tested only 61M out of 1999973 MByte. Of course it didn't find any errors.
You should set it to run at least 64G. It will take a day.
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05 Nov 2019   #19
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
There is nothing wrong with the H2testw.exe and it can be used in Win xp, vista , 7, 8.x and 10.
You tested only 61M out of 1999973 MByte. Of course it didn't find any errors.
You should set it to run at least 64G. It will take a day.

Hi there
Thanks for the reply.
As earlier quoted by me "It told that it was going to take 42 days to complete"
That's why I stopped it,
Besides I had already formatted the 2tb HDD, installed the donor drive got off what needed.
But I fell foul of the "supposedly 2tb stick" as seen earlier on in this thread.
If I could bottle / can "hindsight" I would be . . . . . . . . . . . on a beach.
A comprehensive email has gone off to the Customer Services in China I told them I am not bothered about a refund I just want a returns label and let them find out the cause.
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