This will be a fairly long thread for I need to include a lot of info. Hope you’ll indulge me.
About a week ago, I noticed that a flashdrive suddenly started 'writing" at less than half the speed it previously had.Went to “net” and a few forums and after many attempts at restoring the drive, all failed and it was concluded the drive was dying. I was willing to accept that until yesterday when 2 more of my drives started doing the same. Ahmm…this isn’t a coincidence. Something is causing these drives failure… well, they really aren’t failing, but are corrupted as opposed to their original abilities. I have run a series of 'corrective" measures on the first drive that started acting up. I’ve only run virus/malware scans on all 3 drives and all came up negative. If you’d like to know what I’ve done in regards to “repairing” the first drive, then please request it for it’s an extensive list. So, here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish; #1. Identify and correct whatever is causing these drives slow writing speed. #2. Restore these drives to their original specs. You need to know that these drives aren’t _old _by any standards. Have never had any problems with these drives until they suddenly started writing at an exceeding slow speed. OK, I’ll tender the specs:
[Kingston DT101 16Gb 2.0~original 7.4+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 3.0 ~ original 14.6+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 256Gb~ original 16.8-21+Mb/s] (( Dell optiplex 9020; Intel i5)) ((Windows 7 enterprise))
The drives in question do not write any faster than 3.6Mb/s at best and the Kingston @ 1.8-2.1Mb/s. If there’s info that you need and I haven’t provided, please request. And lastly, please DON"T insult my intelligence by saying “they are all dying/dead; just throw them away and get new ones”. If that is your attitude, don’t bother responding!!!