Input/output error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by leewilson78, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. leewilson78 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 7, 2007
    #1
    Hi all,

    I purchased a 32gb usb flash drive from ebay. I transferred some music on there, it crashed half way through transferring.

    When I restarted and plugged it in, it didn't appear on the desktop. I went into Disk Utility and tried to erase it, I get the following error:

    Disk Erase failed with the error:

    Input/output error

    So I then tried the following in Terminal:

    diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ newdisk disk2

    But got the following message:

    Partitioning encountered error Input/output error (5) on disk disk2 NO NAME

    Anyway know of a solution, or is it a faulty usb drive?

    Thanks
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Langley, Washington
    #2
    The Disk is fried. Return it to the point of purchase and request a replacement.

    TEG
     
  3. leewilson78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. WarMachine macrumors member

    WarMachine

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    Sep 17, 2008
    #4
    Yeah, don't buy low quality flash drives, they have a very short life as it is.
     
  5. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    New Orleans
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    yes. stop listening to these people. an ACT would never just say "it's toast" on an Input/output error. he would first try the disk in another computer.
     

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