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so my uncle was saying that he needed Nero installed on his computer and i conveniently have it on my USB drive. no problemo!

i go to plug it in to his laptop and it doesnt read. wierd. i plug it in different usb ports and none will read.

i go to disk management and it doenst read either. wth......

i plug it into my macbook and it doenst read either. i think its DEAD!!!!

how could it just die with no signs? i dont abuse it. the worst thing that i do is i have it in my pocket, but the protective cap is always on.

ive had this drive for maybe 2 years too. whats the deal?????

i have a lot of important stuff on here that i dont want to lose.
    
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so you've tried it on only two computers? do the LEDs (if any) light up once you've plugged it in? try it on some other PCs
    
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no LEDs light up. there is supposed to be a green light, but nothing. i tried my Sandisk Cruzer on those 2 machines and it was detected right away
    
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sounds like a dead flash drive. Never keep valuable data on a flash drie that you don't already have somewhere else; they just aren't reliable enough. I haven't seen anything on how to do data recovery on them either. I have a client that decided to keep all of their pictures on a flash drive and no where else; needless to say the flash drive died and no way of recovering the pictures.
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Maybe you hit the 1 million read/write cycles.. or whatever yours might have been.
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I have the same Usb stick type. How long you had it for?

I had mine like 1 year now.
Did you got it a frys?
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i got mine from buy.com over a year ago. it was problems from the start because Kingston denied a $25 rebate on it because buy.com had a different part number or some bs.

guess its time to RMA. i had some important PSD files on there too
    
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