Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:41 am

I bought a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler, I am beginning to think that I got a fake. my computer recognize the 128 Gb when I click on Properties. I have already format it low level and FAT 32. But it seems that when I am copying fles in it everything goes fine until I reach around 4 Gb. The rest of the folders I copy are kind of corrupted. I am not sure what is the problem and what to do just to make sure if it's a legit 128 Gb USB. Right now I am running a H2testw program on it. This program is suppossed to check on the real capacity of the usb memory. Is there any other idea to make this work???? Thanks in advance.

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Xenos on Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:12 am

Hello

The hard drive is fine,

FAT32 only supports files no bigger than 4GB.

For it to accept anything bigger than 4GB you would have to format the drive as NTFS.

If for some reason you need it formatted in FAT32 , the only real solution is to split the files into <4gb then transfer them like that.


Main System Spec: Intel Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.4Ghz), Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3l, 4gb kingston hyperX @ 1066mhz, Corsair tx 650, Nvidia 8600GT.


Xenos
Intermediate
Intermediate

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 180
Joined : 2009-08-09
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:03 am

Similarly, you can use exFAT if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7. If you are using XP, you can get a hotfix.


Please be a GeekPolice fan on Facebook!



Have we helped you? Help us! | Doctor by day, ninja by night.

Doctor Inferno
Administrator
Administrator

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 12017
Joined : 2007-12-26
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate X64

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:04 pm

Let me see if I am understanding this, the files I am copying there are smaller than 4 Gb. The total amount of info I want to copy is around 80 Gb. If I format it as FAT32 I will get no more capacity than 4 Gb?

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:11 pm

Correct. Format it to NTFS, it is much faster and efficient.


Please be a GeekPolice fan on Facebook!



Have we helped you? Help us! | Doctor by day, ninja by night.

Doctor Inferno
Administrator
Administrator

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 12017
Joined : 2007-12-26
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate X64

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:18 pm

ok, I'll give a try. Is there any software you recommend to format it to NTFS? I don't find the windows options reliable. I will try with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, (I think I tried to format it to NTFS before, but there was some error, but I'll do it again), do you know some other software for it??

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:22 pm

No, using the Windows one would be fine.


Please be a GeekPolice fan on Facebook!



Have we helped you? Help us! | Doctor by day, ninja by night.

Doctor Inferno
Administrator
Administrator

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 12017
Joined : 2007-12-26
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate X64

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:26 pm

ok, I'll try it. It will take some hours to get it down, I'll let you know. Tanks a lot for the answers, Doctor Inferno you're fast. I really appreciate it.

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:00 pm

Ok, I tried to get it to NTFS, but it always send me an error message "Unable to format the device", I'll try it at a Vista computer, and see if it could work

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Xenos on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:18 pm

You could convert it like this

1. Click Start > Run > CMD > OK.

2. Type: CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS
Press Enter.

(NOTE: "X" is to be replaced with the drive letter of the HArd Drive)


Main System Spec: Intel Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.4Ghz), Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3l, 4gb kingston hyperX @ 1066mhz, Corsair tx 650, Nvidia 8600GT.


Xenos
Intermediate
Intermediate

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 180
Joined : 2009-08-09
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:20 pm

it says that convert is not available for Raw devices

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Xenos on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:30 pm

Hmmmm..... Some flash drives are not compatible with NtFS

maybe that's why it won't do it.

You could always keep FAT32 and transfere your files in sets of <4gb.

It should store more than 4gb, but it can't handle using files over 4gb.
E.g, transfere 80gb , watching a 5gb movie. Etc.


Main System Spec: Intel Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.4Ghz), Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3l, 4gb kingston hyperX @ 1066mhz, Corsair tx 650, Nvidia 8600GT.


Xenos
Intermediate
Intermediate

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 180
Joined : 2009-08-09
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:32 pm

Is there any chance I can convert it from raw to ntfs?

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Xenos on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:36 pm

sorry didn't realise it said raw , A 'raw' drive is one that has not been formatted.

It needs to be formatted


Main System Spec: Intel Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.4Ghz), Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3l, 4gb kingston hyperX @ 1066mhz, Corsair tx 650, Nvidia 8600GT.


Xenos
Intermediate
Intermediate

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 180
Joined : 2009-08-09
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:49 pm

ok. I have already format it to fat 32. When all this problem started it was because I have a 750Gb external hard disk with a lot of info. But I don't feel comfortable with it because it needs an electric supply besides the computer usb port. So i bought this 128 Gb usb. I am trying to copy all my music to this usb memory (80 Gb). When I copy an amount of files that is under 4 Gb (none of the files is over 4 gb, if I add the size of all the files it gets close to 4 gb) everything goes just fine, but when I get over the 4 Gb it's when the problems starts. The folders appear, but when I check inside the folders it seems like the files in there are corrupted and when I try to erase them I won't let me.
I aam going over the process again, I format it to FAT 32, I am copying files that will use 3.5 Gb of the total capacity. And I will go from there until I find a problem.

I have been searcching the web and ffound several blogs about it but no solution, I hope we can find it.

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Xenos on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:59 pm

Ok, let me know how you get on, I will do abIt of research in the meantime and see if I can come up with anything else.


Main System Spec: Intel Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.4Ghz), Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3l, 4gb kingston hyperX @ 1066mhz, Corsair tx 650, Nvidia 8600GT.


Xenos
Intermediate
Intermediate

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 180
Joined : 2009-08-09
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:22 am

Before I go all the way to the copy and shit. I format back to Fat 32, then tried the convert in the cmd screen. It told me to use chkdsk before and now I am converting it to ntfs.

But I still have to double check the 4 gb issue. I'll let you now what goes on.

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Flanix on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:43 am

I got the answer, I am using a counterfeit usb, all the problems match. I bought a 128 Gb usb Datatraveler 101. But Kingston 100 series only gets up to 16 Gb. So I have sent an email to the seller, getting ready to solve this problem.

I want to thank you for your time and attention, is there anyway I can show how much I appreciate your help?

Thanks guys.

Flanix
Novice
Novice

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 10
Joined : 2009-09-20
OS : XP

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Problems with a 128 Gb USB Kingston Datatraveler

Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:47 am

@Flanix wrote:I want to thank you for your time and attention, is there anyway I can show how much I appreciate your help?

We're trying to get more fans on our Facebook fan page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GeekPolice/113344548905

You can see the rest here: http://www.geekpolice.net/-t5355.htm Smile


Please be a GeekPolice fan on Facebook!



Have we helped you? Help us! | Doctor by day, ninja by night.

Doctor Inferno
Administrator
Administrator

Status :
Online
Offline

Posts : 12017
Joined : 2007-12-26
Gender : Male
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate X64

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum