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Thumb drive problems

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Axtman, May 8, 2010.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    So the other day I needed to transfer some large files from my computer, so I got out my box of thumb drives. In my business vendors give me thumb drives with their product literature/specs. Years ago I used to get floppy discs, then CDs, now thumb drives. Anyhow I went through them and about 1/2 were dead (4 out of 9). What would cause a premature death? Also, these drives seem to be different brands.

  2. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    The cheapest chinese manufacturing there is abailable.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    How old are they? Flash memory does have a limited life expectancy although it shouldn't be THAT short.

    What kind of condition were they stored in? Probably what vene-nemesis said.


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