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Got a Nasty Surprise,
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This review is from: Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 64GB USB Flash Drive - Green (Personal Computers)
I bought a Kingston stick, having nothing but praise for this brand, and proceeded to fill it with data. After 2 hours of filling it almost full, it reported that the data was corrupt and unreadable, or that the stick was empty. I decided then to format the drive, and had great difficulty. Neither Windows nor a third party hard drive manager would complete the task. Out of desperation I wrote all zeros to the drive, and successfully removed the sticks identification as Kingston. Happy days!!! It now formatted as Fat 32 and I can write and read data to it.
I could have saved myself a load of trouble had I paid more attention to the original formatting as exFAT, and downloaded the appropriate software from Microsoft, which allows the use of exFAT with Windows XP. (See Wikipedia).
I had not expected any problems as I had successfully taken a 32Gb stick from the packaging and used it straight off to store data. It appears that exFAT is used on sticks over 32GB. So beware XP users with these large sticks.