16 GB stick can't be read

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Sep 10, 2011

16 GB stick can't be read by dlf at 4:56 PM (1,114 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. dlf
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    A few days ago I put my 16 GB SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo in my PSP and it couldn't be read. The PSP CAN NOT read or format the 16 GB stick. My computers DO at lest detect it although they ask to format and when the program comes out . The top box has "238 MB". Strange.
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/formaterror.png/

    When trying to format (by use of CMD):
    http://imageshack.us...3/sandiskd.png/

    I think I bought a damn fake stick. It worked since June to last week. Bought on Amazon. Seller: Straight Trading, Inc. via Amazon Fulfillment

    Return or other? If I could at lest get the $ back I could probably buy a stick off newegg . . . .
    I should also mention that my 8 GB stick (from Sandisk as well) can be read and I use that for music although I think I bought that from newegg.
     
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    It's fake or has a corrupt/dead first flash block. Did you use more space on it than usual or remove it whilst being written to?

    Pretty much all you can do is return it...
     
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    It would say it had about 14 - 16 GB of useable space. I used it for PSP & PS1 games:

    [PS1]

    Castlevania: SOTN
    Castlevania: Chronicles
    Spyro 1
    Spyro: year of the dragon
    Spyro (name?)
    Rayman 1 & 2
    Final Fantasy 7 - 9
    Wild Arms 1 & 2
    Metal Gear Solid

    [PSP]

    Dracula X Chonicles
    God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta
    LittleBig Planet
    Killzone: Liberation
    Ult: Ghosts n' Goblins
    Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection

    [Mini]

    Uno
    Tetris
    Sega Genesis Collection
    Bejeweled 2


    And plenty of save. Yet how random to just work till last week than between last Weds to this Weds, just stop. Amazon says it can't be returned (expired July 10th, when it still worked). BULL CRAP
     
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    You mean you actually used 14GB of it?
    If so it probably was real and has failed.

    As it was fulfilled by Amazon you shouldn't have too much trouble returning it...
     
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    Amazon won't let me, no option to select reason as to the returning of it. Grah.
     
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    If you can check whether it's fake or not you'd probably stand a better chance of pushing Amazon into doing something. No company wants to get caught selling fakes.
     
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    Speeds seemed normal, size seemed normal. Could have just got a bad copy. I can't really do anything else (that I can think of) with Amazon. Wrote a review of it (gave 1 star), returning it expired July 10th, 63 days ago. The card can not be read by anything. When I installed Linux (Ubuntu) on here even that's partition manager couldn't read it.
     
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    Send Sandisk an email explaining what happened.
     
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    @xist what would that do? Refund me? send a new stick? . . . . . Different site suggested I get an adapter and use MicroSD cards.
     
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    the problem with those is that it's hard to tell whether you buy a good one or not and the performances you get out of them are unpredictable.
    They're best for music, comics and other stuff like that.
     

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