Assistance needed with 64gb Kingston DataTraveler USB

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  1. marational
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    marational Advanced Member

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    I recently bought a 64gb Kingston DataTraveler USB. When I first tested it, it was formatted as FAT32, probably the default. It seemed to work fine, though I did little other than dropping a file onto it.
    I wanted to format it to NTFS in order to take advantage of the massive capacity and store games larger than 4gb.
    Googling for some info, I went into device manager and changed the properties to optimize for performance (as was recommended by most people).
    I then tried formatting the drive in NTFS using the Windows Explorer formatter from Computer. The format made no progress, and I had to cancel the operation.
    Trying to open the drive again, I repeatedly encountered errors, some saying that I did not have access priveleges, and others saying that the drive needed to be formatted (which would not work in NTFS).
    I tried using the WBFS Manager 3.0 to load and format, but neither functions worked, being prompted with errors encountered when trying to format.
    With some more searching and reading, I tried a program called HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, but formatting in either NTFS or FAT32 doesn't appear to be working.

    I would appreciate it if someone could simply teach me how to format this 64gb USB preferably into NTFS, but more importantly in a state that would allow it to be accessed for use by NeoGamma (or another loader).
     
  2. marational
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    Help please?
     
  3. icebrg5

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    try wii backup manager
     
  4. nitrostemp

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    there should not be any issues with formatting to ntfs, but it may take a long time to do it because its flash
     
  5. skill1414

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    sounds like it's a fake usb. Did you buy it off ebay?
     
  6. bryancr

    bryancr Newbie

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    I had exactly the same problems with my brothers "64gig" Kingston recently, it turned out to be a fake he bought off ebay.

    Digging around I came across this page: http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/...terfeit-drives/ and a few hours later managed to format the device to its true capacity... 256meg !

    He has emailed paypal in the hopes he will get his money back...