I recently received a Corsair Survivor GTR 32 GB flash drive as a gift and decided to try it out by copying about 7GB of photos to the drive. Unfortunately, after about 2GB was copied, the transfer was aborted and the flash drive was immediately dismounted. The light on the drive flashed continuously and the only way to make it stop was to unplug it and plug it back in again. I have tried reformatting it with different filesystems (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, Ext2) but I run into the same problem with each of them.
I originally thought the problem might be with the Linux mass storage driver or something, so I posted a question here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/31307...sb-flash-drive
As mentioned in that question, I have tried plugging it into different ports and I have tried using different operating systems. Ubuntu's Disk Utility comes with a performance benchmark tool and I tried running that. Each time, it reported an I/O error (like "Error writing 5677056 bytes at 3416145920 to /dev/sdc: Input/output error"). The area it reported the problem with was about the same each time.
I am considering RMA'ing it since it seems like the drive is defective, but I don't know what options I have considering the drive was a gift. Can I still get it replaced? I don't have the plastic from the packaging, but I have all of the parts including the cardboard insert.