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PNY 128 GB Flash Drive not working

By Peaser
Aug 17, 2014
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  1. I have this flash drive:
    http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Turbo-Performance-Drive-P-FD128TBOP-GE/dp/B00FE2N1WS

    And I am afraid it is dead. When I plug it in, 50% of the time, the red light constantly flashes at about 8 flashes a second, or flashes 3-4 times quickly before just shutting off and nothing happens.

    If it is in constant flashing mode, I can open my windows explorer and see "Removable disk", however it is slightly transparent, and when I try to open it, it says "Please insert a drive", which leads me to believe the computer detects it, but can't read it. The properties window shows 0 bytes. Is there any hope at all of getting my ~65gb of used data off of this thing at all? Do I have to take it apart and do some soldering? Please help.
  2. Frozwire

    Frozwire TS Member Posts: 62

    Your flash drive probably has a damaged controller. If that data is important, best chance of retrieving your data would be a professional data recovery service. The cost of recovery depends on how extent is the damage of your disk.
  3. JohnMcClaire

    JohnMcClaire TS Rookie

    You can make use of the recovery app shown in this tutorial video-
    . It shows exactly what needs to be done when you encounter such situations...


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