SanDisk Extreme 16 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive SDCZ80-016G-X46

So I received the aformentioned flash drive this weekend from Amazon.com.

Hell, what kind of crap piece is this? I am bugging since 2 hours to get it work, reading forums, troubleshooting through google and nothing works.

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The drive is not being shown at all! I cannot format it, it gives me an error that the device cannot be formated, neither NTFS, Fat32, exFAT is working - nothing!!! Tested on 2 other laptops, same issues.

Some guys here said to uninstall mass storage controller under USB in the system device settings, I did this twice and ended up twice with a BSOD loop. I had to recover/repair to a proper working older image twice in order to get back to windows.

Is this flash drive a piece of gargabe and something for the RMA?

if the drive cant be formatted on multiple computers it is pretty much dead and will need to be RMAed

Return it to the seller, if possible.  It’s defective.  And if the seller won’t take it back return it to SanDisk.

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

Did you play around with the partition on this USB? I see that you had an option with GPT and MBR. Also, plug this on a different PC and see what happens.