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Old 04-21-2005, 07:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Format it about now, and it shouldn't happen, when was the last time you DID format it?
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Old 04-21-2005, 07:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This pen drive is great. At college I use it a lot, transfering data files form the lab, to my pc, and to print stuff off. Its better than a zip disk or a floppy.

Its working thus far, strangest thing I have seen. I hope it doesnt happen again.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yea how about just a normal flash drive and have a pen completly seperate. those 2 things shouldnt go together.
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if you cant re-partition it, see if you can get some sort of zero-fill tools.

Also, if that fails, get a magnet!
USB drives don't use spindles......they use light to write data to the drive, A magnet wouldn't work!
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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really, im sure a magnet would either ruin the drive or wipe it. Can we get a third opinion on this?
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Any one want to put up some $ for a replacement if anything goes wrong? I'll do it if some one can put up some $.
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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no, sorry, its up to you.
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any other takers?
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
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A USB drive uses flash memory, thus it isn't magnetic media but even so I wouldn't stick a magnet up to it.

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Old 04-22-2005, 09:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yer if you stick a magnet on it all your problems will be fixed

not really
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