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Re: 16GB USB flash drive has just become 8GB
« Reply #29 from previous page: March 14, 2010, 07:07:16 PM »
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Re: 16GB USB flash drive has just become 8GB
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2010, 07:48:33 PM »
Things like this is why I always buy from my local pc shop.  Or Novatech.

Never had a problem with either place.  The local shop is run by a friend of my sisters so I kinda know them.

Siouxsie's bought one or two pc related things from ebay and regretted it a month or so later.  I don't think she's logged onto ebay since ;)
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Re: 16GB USB flash drive has just become 8GB
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2010, 06:18:45 PM »
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I'm hoping that when I get back, linux will be able to sort the disk out but I suspect I'll probably end up having to take it back.

Well, no luck with (g)parted, looks like the drive is actually broken. The size is reported correctly, but the entire space is unallocated. It refuses to let me create a new file system, from the looks of it, the drive reports itself as being write protected, despite having no write protect switch.

Brilliant. It'll be the weekend before I have a chance to return it to the shop I bought it from.
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