My little gray cells don't really inderstand how these things work anyway, but it must take some extreme effort to put the "F" bug into the works!
What a way to run a business. It may not trouble everyone who buys one, but how many of those affected have even the slightest idea how to fix it?
The sceptic in me notes that there is no telephone number to bleat to tech support.
It's 2 years since I bought my pen drive. It is only 125Mb, no partitions, no passwords, only a write protect switch and probably cost twice as much as yours, but I give it top marks as probably the most useful gizmo I have bought in a long long time.