USB drive problem

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    danny14871 New Member

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    Hai guys and gals(if any);
    A week ago, I purchased a GENX USB storage thumb drive with 512 MB
    capacity. When i inserted the drive into one of my PC's,I saw that it
    initally had 480+ MB free. Along with the drive they provided a partiton
    and securing software. I used it and partiotned my thumb drive into 2 and
    secured the larger one with a password.The next day when i inserted the
    drive i found that it had only 1 MB capacity (i think that is the size of
    the smaller partition), The other drive was i reckon, hidden. I also found
    that someone from my
    household had also deleted that software's icon (which was accessible via
    the smaller partion of the drive). Since then i had formatted the drive
    numerously (about 20-30 times)
    hoping to recover the lost space and failed. How do i get back my full
    capacity.
    I think the drive uses samsung chip. b'cos when i plug it in, Win XP recognises it as Samsung USB mighty drive.
    P.S. I purchased it when i was on a tour to U.A.E. Forget any hopes of
    returning it and i dont remember the name of the software. The software was
    plug and play , no installing.
     
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    What sort of forum is this? No reply since two days.
    I am disappointed. I will switch to www.chip-india.com forum.
     
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    He's really upset :D . Anyway what software is used for hiding it? One supplied with the drive?
     
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    generally if u buy an USB drive u will see the capacity will be less .because for them 1gb is 1000mb ...actually it is 1024 Mb . they have a different math . so u will get only 490+- MB if u buy a 512 stick . u bought that from UAE with a lesser price en?very smart....... so expect a lesser performance also . I think u got an OLD wine in a NEW bottle.. anyway through dos command try to nevigate it and delete all . go to genx website and download the drivers .... but I cannot guaranty this will solve ur prob .............better if u buy kingston , transend ....................... i think genx s***s
     
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    my dear friend,

    i am also having a problem wt my extrnl hdd. whn i am connecting to my p3 800mhz,nw it says that,a high speed usb device is connected on a low speed usb port.

    do u have any solution????


    pls be kind to reply here or in my shinojmahe@rediffmail.com

    thanks in advance
     
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