So my mother needs to bring a digital portfolio to a business and its too big to email. I went and got her a generic 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive for the purpose. I plug it in to her 2012 Mac Mini and... nothing. So thinking its just formatted wrong I plug it into my PC and format it as exFat with a 1024 allocation size, which has worked for me before. But still, the drive wont even show up in disk utility. I can see the light on the flash drive blinking so its getting power. I then format the drive on my PC as FAT32 with a 64KB allocation, which has also worked for me in the past, and yet, her Mac continues to ignore the drive. I've tried restarting, tried every single port on the Mini, and nothing. The drive works fine on my PC. Why the everloving hell are Macs such picky pieces of junk over a simple flash drive? You would think if they wanted better Mac adoption rates they would make it so something as simple and generic as a flash drive would work cross-platform. If theres any solution beyond me backing over the Mac with my car and building my mother a proper PC I would be glad to know.