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Why would a USB thumb drive corrupt files ?

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I bought a Patriot XT 64GB thumb drive I formatted to NTFS the only formats this drive can format to is exfat and NTFS. I have some avi files that don't play right. Most play fine though. The problem files play fine on the pc but once I xfer them to the stick and try to play them off the stick they get corrupt. Even if xfer the file back to the desktop the file is still corrupt and won't play, I tried xfering the file again to a diff spot on the stick and it will work fine. It seems random. I also do use the eject hardware the button.

What should I do ?

If I do a error checking like scan and attempt scan recovery of bad sectors do you think this could fix my problem ?


Also if I do decide to send it back to the manufacture is that a real pain in the ass to do ? and what proof of purchase do I need cause I already threw away the packaging. I bought it on newegg by the way.

Just wondering though are larger thumb drives more prone to breaking ?
Edited by Subzero11 - 2/27/11 at 3:07pm
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Are you properly ejecting the drive before removing it from the computer? You should use the Safely Remove Hardware feature each time.
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Are you properly ejecting the drive before removing it from the computer? You should use the Safely Remove Hardware feature each time.
Yes I do eject it.
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can you play it with vlc? assuming the file is totally corrupt...eh, not much else you can do.
 
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