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USB Sony Microvault 4GB Thumb Drive

By NearEarthObject
Dec 8, 2007
  1. whats up all?

    I've got a Sony micro vault USB(deep blue/purple) that's 4GB, and I use it for all of my sound files and more.

    It just stopped being read by my computer this morning, and I was using it all night!

    My other chips are read instantly and appear, this chip, however, has been having issues appearing on the desktop?

    What gives? How can I save the chip's files?

    Is it fried? I did have in an NX USB extension with a an UNO, and firewire/USB cable to a external harddrive device with it all in the same USB, but the NX hub was powered and should have been cool.. I used a 12 V universal charger like usual.

    I really hope it is not fried and can be salvaged.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, NearEarthObject, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, it sounds as though the drive could be broken. Flash memory isn't the most reliable form of storage ever. See here for more info.
  3. gut feeling

    gut feeling TS Rookie

    I'm having the exact same problem with the same drive (purple 4GB Sony Microvault) on my work WinXP + SP2 PC. The flash drive was purchased new from a reputable outlet a couple of months back. It works fine on my home Dell low-spec laptop running Linux, and also on a different WinXP PC here at work. I've uninstalled & reinstalled the drivers and also removed and redetected all the USB hubs etc.

    I'm not too impressed as I would have thought USB flash drive drivers would be straight forward these days. A cheapo 1GB drive I purchased a year or so back works fine.
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