I seem to have a problem with the usb-stick that I bought some months ago. I wanted to replace my old usb stick because it seemed to have become unreliable and so I bought this Sandisk Cruzer Extreme 16 GB. This is a usb 3.0 stick and it is very fast.
However since some weeks now I have been troubled by a phenomenon that repeats itself: On the stick is a portable version of Thunderbird and I use it daily. Frequently while I am looking into my postings Thunderbird seems to be frozen, but not in any usual way,Thunderbird’s window is covered by a semi-transparant white-isch layer. Clicking on any spot in the window gives no result, only the mouse cursor changes into such a little moving round thing that means ’ I am busy, wait please’.
I still can play a little game of Patience, for exemple, but cannot continue in Thunderbird and have to wait until ‘something’ decides for me that I am allowed to proceed. I feel like a hostage of my computer.
Today I saw the same phenomenon with a program (FreeFilesync) I used to synchronize between a harddisk and the stick. It lasts sometimes half an hour before I am allowed to continue!
Nowhere I can find the cause of this, not even in the Windows’ logfiles (for as far as I understand what they mean). It is about a computer and a stick that are being scanned very frequently for malware and the integrity of the stick a just controled and it was all right: no errors.
Who can help me?
Data of config:
OS: Windows 7 OEM 64 bit
cpu: Intel core i5-3570K
memory: 8 GB ddr3
mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LE Plus
usb version supported: v.3.0
system drive is a Samsung ssd 840 series with plenty of space.