February 17 2010 10:08 AM EST
i have a 1g thumbstick that im quite fond of, only problem is the data has become corrupt and no OS will read the drive, nor with they format it
how can i format it to still be able to use it? i don't care about the data on it i just want to be able to use the thumbdrive again
the lifespan on flash memory is not infinite and is measured in read/write cycles i believe.
Poof! Your data's gone!
It's supposed to just become read only, but I've found that it tends to become read only into the middle of updating key file system info and manages to corrupt the fat table. Either that or it's a hardware issue, I've got an eight gig stick in the same condition.
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