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USB Drive Cant be formatted

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, i have this USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive from PNY that for some reason i cant format or write on it anymore.

I tried Ubuntu/Windows and Mac Disk Utilities and everyone of them were stuck and not one single error was shown.


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Since PNY is a very low quality brand, and based on the symptoms you suggest, it could very well be a dead flash drive. Awhile back I bought a macbook pro with a dead ssd with the hope for replacement, but I was tinkering around with the machine before my new ssd came in and that's what happened with mine, no errors, just simply frozen. I know that an ssd isn't a flash drive, but since they are both flash storage I would bet that they are similar in death symptoms. 

Newbie here

2 and a half years in this field

Take my advice with a grain of salt!

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