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I have this new 32Gb Team F108 USB 3.0 flash drive. I have yet to try it on a 3.0 header, but the performance is outstanding. There is one thing that drives me crazy though...when it is plugged in it takes about 6 seconds to be recognized and intialized. The data light blinks and there is an audio sound about 5-6 sec later. I have tried different USB ports, different computers, and have tried formatting in NTFS, Fat32, and exFAT with various allocation sizes. Every single time this happens. Every other drive I own is recognized instantly. Does anyone know what is happening or have a solution?
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I have this sometimes with a USB 3 device in a USB2.0 port. Have you tried another 3.0 device and see if the same issue occurs?
     
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This is the only one that I own. Maybe that is just how 3.0 works, or maybe it's this particular controller.
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Did it come with any software installed on it? I have a couple kingston drives that had some software that made an icon on the taskbar and was supposed to be for quick access to files on the drive. I deleted all that stuff off of the drive and it pops up under my computer much faster now.
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First thing I do when buying any flash device/removable drive.... format it and get rid of any crap.. if i want it encrypted, i'll do it myself!
     
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Did it come with any software installed on it? I have a couple kingston drives that had some software that made an icon on the taskbar and was supposed to be for quick access to files on the drive. I deleted all that stuff off of the drive and it pops up under my computer much faster now.

There is no software on the drive at all. When purchased I formatted the drive and even blank there was this delay. I tried in many computers and they all take about 4-5 seconds to recognize it. Maybe it's a USB 3.0 thing? I dunno, this is the first one I ever owned or used.
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Like I said above, if you're plugging a USB 3.0 device into a USB 2 port, it can be slow to initialise.
     
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Originally Posted by Mattyd893 View Post

Like I said above, if you're plugging a USB 3.0 device into a USB 2 port, it can be slow to initialise.

The time to initialize in any 2.0 or 3.0 port is the same, aprox. 5 seconds. It must be simply a specification of the flash controller and there is probably nothing that can be done. I'd be curious to compare a different model and see how long it takes.
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