USB 3.0 SuperTalent Express DUO 8GB recently had its partition corrupted and declared itself "write-protected" and I was told in chat by @sidran32 that this usually means that flash drive gone bad due to writing cycles limit being reached. Having this thumbdrive for over a year being used infrequently, I was in doubt and referred to SuperTalent's support. I was given recovery tool which I executed but it failed first time prompting me to reinsert it. After that, I formatted it with Windows 7 integrated format utility since recovery tool offered to do this as well which was successful.
The problem as I have noticed is with integrity of SuperTalent:
Compare above to SanDisk's Micro Cruzer 8GB:
Am I missing something? Both thumbdrives are of 8GB and have same FAT32 file system.