having problems with usb sticks. I have a sandisk 16gb cruzer blade which i use to copy media files onto so i can play them on a netbook when i'm away. I copy from a W7 laptop using a usb 2.0 port. This works fine.
recently i bought 2 more usb sticks, a toshiba 64GB and a Sandisk 32GB. Both these have the same problem. When i copy media files to them (audio or video), files i can read on my laptop from the copies i have made to the laptop, i can't read them from the usb stick even though the copies complete without errors. I can copy these same files to my 16GB usb stick and they work fine.
All these sticks have FAT32 file organisation. Does anyone know what is causing this problem? I know there are issues formatting drives above a certain size in FAT32 but these are preformatted and brand new. I bought them from supposedly reliable EBAY sellers - could it be a formatting issue, or might there be some doubts as to whether they are genuine articles? Or what??
Hmm, I have just remembered when I first installed Win 7,when it first came out I did have trouble with a couple of USB sticks but I believe there were problems at that time. I tossed them out and bought new.
Oops just dug them out and they are Sandisk Cruzers and work perfectly so it won't be that. I wonder if you might get better help here at the Sandisk forums.
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