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Survivor 8gb, corrupt then all gone. Help!!


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I'm hoping for some help if possible.

 

I bought a 8gb Survivor roughly five months ago. I've had more problems with it that other flash drives I've owned--more error messages, what seems like slow speeds, etc.

 

Today I plugged it into my work computer and it told me a file was corrupted. I tried to open other files, but they too were corrupted. I removed it safely and then plugged it in again. Now the drive is listed as having 0kb in a RAW format. I haven't tried to reformat it yet in hopes someone might offer some advice on recovering the whole drive. I've used photorec to recover some files, but I'm wondering if there is a reasonably simple fix for the drive.

 

Have others had this problem--searches haven't yielded much good info yet. Virus (seems unlikely, but possible), simple hardware failure??

 

I back up my data and have most of what I need in backup form, but I have lost some stuff from the past week which, while not disastrous, means the loss of a lot of work.

 

At this point, I'm deeply unhappy with the Corsair. I've had Sandisk drives for years without this kind of problem. Did I just get a bad drive?

 

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. :):

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That is great, thanks. I really do appreciate the customer service and willingness to replace the item. That said, do you have any suggestions about any way to fix or recover what's still on there but inaccessible? Is it likely to happen again?
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If the data is important then you may want to review the article here: . for some data recovery advise. You may also want to check out websites such as http://www.download.com, http://www.softpedia.com, or http://www.snapfiles.com and search for "USB Data Recovery," to see if you can find some freeware/shareware that may help you recover the data. If all else fails then you may need to contact a local data recovery service center to find out if the data is recoverable.
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