either Im dumb, OR freenas killed two of my thumb drives

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by ChRoNo16, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. ChRoNo16

    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I made installation thumb drives for freenas, now no matter what computer I put them in they cause it to crash.

    Windows PC the drive causes instant BSOD and a reset

    ok i thought put it in a linux box to kill it, setup a ubuntu box, it cant mount it.

    Am I dumb? How do I erase these drives back to blank?
     
  2. likeman

    likeman Gawd

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    same manufacture USB sticks ?
     
  3. ChRoNo16

    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

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    different, one is a Sandisk, one is a Micro center
     
  4. rhansen5_99

    rhansen5_99 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Lol I actually just had this same issue with a win 7 box, but was able to plg them into a win 10 box and all was well.
     
  5. PliotronX

    PliotronX [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a flash drive running FN and perpetually fails to scrub itself but keeps on running. I am afraid to upgrade it to 11... Perhaps FN is particularly hard on write cycles to dumb flash drives that don't have wear leveling...

    And for clearing it out, try booting a Live Linux or Parted Magic. I imaged a failing Intel SSD recently that would lock up any windows environment yet Parted Magic and Aomei linux read from it just fine.
     
  6. TeleFragger

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    fyi its not you.. I have been posting this issue there and someone else too now..

    you have to put it in win10 box and use diskpart to clear the partition.

    I was trying rufus to get 11.2 to thumb and tried 4 different programs to no avail. had to just go 11.1 r6 for freenas...