Solved Flash Drive Confussion


kuyenmotdivad

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Hi,

I purchased a Flash Drive, this one 32GB to store my Windows 11 installer: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07CVVHCTG but I'm having problems is the drive faulty?

If I put the drive in my back USB ports or in my external USB it works, but if I put it in my front ports it does not work (it does not show in File Explorer) yet if I put another USB drive (not the new one) in the front ports it works.

I'm so confussed does my Flash Drive not like my front ports or is my new Flash Drive faulty?
 

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This link has some information:

 

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Try removing Non-Present Devices.

Incidentally, IObit Driver Booster has a nice little tool to clean them up for you. 👇

IObit Driver Booster - Clean Invalid Device Data.png
 

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I have one 16GB Corsair USB stick... in the back ports it works fine. In the front ports, I have to push it in, then pull it back about 1mm for it to make proper connection.
In other words. move it in and out of the front connector a bit... see if that helps.
 

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Check your front USB ports if it's not USB 3.1. (or USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 [USB Spec confusing me]) The USB flash drive says USB 3.1 on it's description. If it's USB 2.0 or 3.0, it will work (or not work) but on USB 2.0 or 3.0 speeds respectively.

My PC's front USB ports says USB 3.0 but the ports are black, hmm... so my all USB drives (all USB 2.0) work with it.
 

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I'm not sure if this is the same issue I had previously, but some drives are made differently (SOC, versus wafer with components). My system wouldn't work with the SOC type, so I avoid the drives that have a lip at the bottom (holds the SOC in place). I'm not sure if my usb port is worn, but this was the only drive I had issues with. The contacts on the wafer type are raised, the SOC type has almost recessed contacts. Here are pictures of the chip that was inside the one I bought.20220108_221227.jpg20220108_221355.jpg
 
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I have one 16GB Corsair USB stick... in the back ports it works fine. In the front ports, I have to push it in, then pull it back about 1mm for it to make proper connection.
In other words. move it in and out of the front connector a bit... see if that helps.
This worked thanks a lot.
 

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On some cases, I think they skimp on the USB connectors. I guess they buy better ones for motherboards. :)
My other USB sticks work fine with no problems even if I push it all the way in, this stick would have to be arkward.
 

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My other USB sticks work fine with no problems even if I push it all the way in, this stick would have to be arkward.


Same. I have the Corsair, a PNY and a Samsung.
Only the Corsair is like that.
 

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
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