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It's a Counterfeit/Fake Memory Drive: Quote from eBay from a paper trying to make people aware of the issue: Fake memory drives have cracked hardware that will display fake/oversize capacity when you connect it to your computer. It may appear you can load this capacity on the drive, but as soon as you go over its real capacity the files will ...


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It might not be counterfeit, but have a messed up partition table. Doing this could help even if it is counterfeit, as even counterfeits are usually larger than 4MB. I recently had this happen with an 8GB flash drive of mine that I had configured as a boot disk and was showing up as 2-8MB (I forget precisely how many). You need a partition manager that can ...


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To deal with the above problem the solution can be breifed as follows : Step 1 : Identify The Real Size Of Your flash disk : first thing you need to identify it’s speed class, it is to verify if you can write files to the advertised capacity for your flash disk. In order to test it you could use H2testw 1.4 Step 2 : Identifying Software To Repair Your ...


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Summary in Bold. I Also had this problem and just solved it by chance. Yesterday I mounted my USB thru' a VMWare session on a SOE; today the same device would not mount [it is one of 2 devices I sync with daily as an offsite backup]. Looking at the Computer Management console (as described previously) I could see in 'Device Manager' the 'Universal Serial Bus ...


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Overwriting entire flash drive with zeros or full formatting will significantly shorten its lifespan. However, simply quick-formatting or just deleting all files off the drive is completely safe and doesn't wear it more than regular usage.


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Unzipping compressed files (including .zip files) does not require any writing to disk. All decompressed data is stored in RAM, and then copied to the destination. So if you unzip an archive from a flash drive, to an HDD, then there's no write activity on the flash drive. I should also point out, depending on the flash drives age/make/model, you shouldn't ...


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One solution is to create a smaller 8GB partition if the BIOS doesn't support booting from a larger 16GB USB. You will sacrifice space, but should be able to use it to boot. This method won't work if the entire 16GB is needed, but the post indicates everything fits on 2GB. NOTE: This will remove all data from the USB and create an 8GB partition. From an ...


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The SerialNumber will see you right. The DeviceID property also looked promising, but that is only static on the one system. To test I inserted two USB Drives and ran the following command in PowerShell: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume | select Name, DeviceID, SerialNumber The initial output looked like this: Name DeviceID ...


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I've decided to expand upon my comment. According to this article, if you assign a drive letter to a USB it will try to use the same letter next time, provided it is available. To ensure that you get the same drive letter, it is recommended that you use a letter M-Z. Open Windows Explorer, right click on Computer in the left pane, and select Manage. This ...



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