Problems with my Flash Drive

By dexhone05
Sep 2, 2007
  1. i recently bought a flash drive of 120 GB.
    such a big space in a small flash disk was fishy so i suspected that it was a fake but in the shop (in china) they connected it to a computer and in fact, it showed 119 GB free.
    then i go home, i copy some stuff into it and it seems to work properly but when i remove it from my computer something funny happens to it because the next time i connect it, the flash drive appears as empty (even though, when i look at 'properties', there is less free space than before (because of the stuff i copied). Please Help!!

    Besides, when i try to format it, i can't (whenever I do it, it doesn't seem to format anything).

    Thanks a lot for any help you can give me.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    reformat the drive. get rid of the U3 technology. Avoid counterfeits.
  3. rickk1

    rickk1 Banned Posts: 68

    Reformat the drive? It probably will not let you do this or anything else to it. My advice? Make it a target! Drill some holes in it. Saw it in half. This is what happens when someone buys counterfeit hardware.
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