Kingston USB drive constantly corrupts info

By Sionnan
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. I've been having issues with my 128 GB Kingston USB drive. I can put information in it, but after 10-20 minutes, the information becomes unreadable. The same happens when I unplug the drive.

    I've already reformatted it several times, and that didn't help the issue. It's a FAT32 drive, and cannot be reformatted to NTFS by either Windows or programs used to reformat drives. I've also tried using chkdsk and the error function in the Tools window, and neither of those work.

    Can anyone help me stop it from corrupting my stuff? It's getting tiresome, and I don't want to have wasted money on it.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Common with Kingston USB flash drives.
    You might try one more format with FAT32... add some stuff, reformat. Add some stuff, reformat.
    They can NEVER be formateed with NTFS
    and if still bad, toss it out and get an ATV, Patriot, or Voyager, or other highly rated brand.

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