Flash Drive Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kannesss, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    So I have a normal everyday 8GB flash drive with some work on it. I plugged it into the computer, it was opened from the package minutes before, and had never been used. I dropped the files on the disk, it said it copied, So i ejected and went about my day.
    Next day, flash drive has nothing on it, but when i open the info, it says it is using up 4GB, of the 8. So, how exactly can i fix this? Im on a macbook pro, and every other flash drive has worked fine, i dont understand what could have happened. Im fine with clearing it, but it wont let me, as the drive doesnt show any content, or in my trash bin. :confused::confused:
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so out of 600 people viewing this now, no one has had this happen...?:rolleyes:
     
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    Could be a counterfeit flash drive. Some of those will report more space than actually exists till you try to use it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it came in a two pack, and the other is fine. it's not even the space issue. it's that when i try to copy it to the drive, it just disappears, and says its unable to connect
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Most products today are so well made, that we tend to get spoiled with fault free purchases. Since you got two & one is fine, I'd say you simply got one that's defective.
     

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