comp/thumbdrive help (in Off-topic)

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] 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

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] February 17 2010 10:10 AM EST

the lifespan on flash memory is not infinite and is measured in read/write cycles i believe.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 17 2010 10:19 AM EST

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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