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Old 02-14-2018, 03:19 PM   #16
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Always useful to see the other side of the coin.




Guess if you are satisfied the drive is toast then mark this post solved.

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Old 02-14-2018, 03:33 PM   #17
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand this.
The suggestion by me, and other posters, that the drive may have a fault and need to be replaced was replied to in a manner which suggested we did not understand such things. I was expecting to now see some mention of resetting the storage chip on a USB drive in case the fault was not a physical issue. I'm not sure how it was expected for hardware to be repaired using software?
If anyone does know how to do things like set read-only mode on a USB stick's controller I'd be very interested to know.
 
Old 02-14-2018, 06:01 PM   #18
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RE: 273 There always has to be one:

I DID NOT suggest you or others do not understand such things. Where did you come up with that? Why is it, in every post forum, there has to be those who feel they can say whatever and it's supposed to be regarded as gospel? Fact that you dismissed the drive without giving it a chance shows you know little!!! Everyone else had suggestions to TRY to repair the drive BEFORE they came to that conclusion. And, re-read the original thread: I did not ask for (your) an opinion of the drive, did I? Answer the poser in the thread, isn't that what all other did? I do dismiss the self-important- "I AM THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY" type personality!!! And with good reason...they NEVER are the ultimate authority! Let's make this easy on both of us, should I ever pose a question /problem here again, do both of us a favor and just disregard the entire thread without comment.

Carry On:

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:13 PM   #19
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We are getting off track.
 
Old 02-15-2018, 04:16 AM   #20
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We are getting off track.
Indeed. I think you're right.

Personally, I've always taken the view that flash drives are totally unpredictable beasts.

There was a long-running thread on the SanDisk user forums, to do with a couple of their popular, high-volume sellers; one of which was, I believe, the Cruzer 'Blade'. More specifically, the 8/16 GB models. They, too, suffered this same problem on a regular basis.

After many, many pages of suggestions, advice, accusations, counter-accusations, etc., SanDisk eventually gave standard advice to anyone posting about the same problem; 'Send it back to us and we'll replace it for you. There is no 'fix' for this one.'

The root of the problem was eventually traced back to a shipment of faulty controller chips from their supplier Hynix.....who point-blank refused to accept that there was anything wrong with them, and ended up in a protracted court battle with SanDisk over the disposition of the matter. I never did hear what the eventual outcome was.

The point being that with these things, as with so much other electronics gear, sometimes there is no 'fix' for them.....because the crux of the problem is hardware-based. And no software will fix that, unfortunately.

Sometimes, we just have to accept that. I've also taken the view that with this kinda problem, and flash memory being what it is, the more you mess around with them trying to 'fix it', the more you're shortening their life-spans anyway. At some point, you just need to balance the price point/usefulness equation: they truly have become a 'disposable' item. Is it actually worth it?

If you're organised, you'll have backups of important personal data.....and I've never regarded flash memory as a reliable, long-term storage medium anyway.


Mike.

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Old 02-15-2018, 12:39 PM   #21
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RE: Mike Walsh:

Appreciate your response. And agree with the gist of it. Only one thing here and it has nothing to do with your post. Jefro points out that this is a bit "off track" in respects to it not, directly, dealing with the thread's theme. I would suggest that, in the future, when one wishes to express an opinion or philosophy, perhaps it's best to PM the person to whom your responding. In my experience, most folks at forums seem to take offence at someone giving an opinion. PM would alleviate that problem. Since there was no "solution" rendered, and that's no disrespect to anyone, perhaps it's time to discontinue this thread.

Thanx Mike:

Rick
 
Old 02-15-2018, 12:47 PM   #22
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RE: jefro

Searched around on this page and did not find 'thread discontinued", or it that not an option provided? I understand leaving it posted for others to reference, but how does one "close" it?

Another Day; Another Dollar...in debt

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"'Send it back to us and we'll replace it for you."

Ohhh, that is right. Some of these have a warranty. Got a Lexar replaced.
 
  


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