Kingston 32GB USB Stick Problems

  MattJones 14:17 19 Feb 2011

Afternoon All,

I have a 32GB USB Stick which was working fine till I attempted to open a file on it for the first time in a week or so. The files seem to disappear once they have been copied to the USB then it's been removed and recopied.

Although they don't disappear all at once, I could open one folder that originally had files it but would be empty..then do another which would be fine and contain filers. Then repeat these steps but this time all the folders would be empty and files gone!

I've tried formatting the device in quick format and the other longer option as well as checking for errors and bad segments but nothing seems to be wrong and the format completes successfully but then the above reoccurs.

Can anyone help me with this? Ran out of ideas!

  rawprawn 15:53 19 Feb 2011

Run chkdsk /r

  MattJones 15:19 20 Feb 2011

the problem is still occurring,

any other suggestions?

  GaT7 15:25 20 Feb 2011

Test it with H2testw click here. G

  johndrew 15:31 20 Feb 2011

What format did you use? FAT/FAT32/NTFS? As far as I know these sticks are all formatted in FAT for <4GB and FAT32 fo >4GB.

click here

But this may be of interest click here

  MattJones 18:55 20 Feb 2011

Warning: Only 31983 of 31984 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
880.3 MByte OK (1802982 sectors)
30.3 GByte DATA LOST (63698202 sectors)
Details:865.9 MByte overwritten (1773536 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
29.5 GByte corrupted (61924666 sectors)
865.9 MByte aliased memory (1773536 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
Expected: 0x0000000000000000
Found: 0x0000000700000000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 13.9 MByte/s
Reading speed: 3.31 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

^Results from the H2testw application

I'm guessing judging by the above the usb stick is corrupt and beyond use?

  GaT7 19:02 20 Feb 2011

Yes, looks like it's a goner. H2testw is one of the best diagnostic testers out there.

Where did you buy it from? It could still be under the manufacturer's warranty. G

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