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thumb drive write errors

I have a 32 gig thumb drive but it doesn't do me much good. My problem is that I cannot write files greater than a couple hundred megabytes at a time. If I save a word doc and safely remove, it will work as designed. But when trying to save a larger ppt, I safely remove and it failed to write. I've read about "ghost" files or something that still waiting to be written, however the progress bar for copying a file will be complete and closed out, I safely remove (as always) and plug it back in or into another computer and it will be either an incompatible format or fail to open. What's wrong?

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Thumb drive issue

And you formatted it?

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I formatted it several times. I will format it again tonight as I am unable to write those files to it still. Very irritating! Any ideas?

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Be sure not to use Windows when formatting.
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Tried the new formatting still didn't work

I'm wondering if perhaps this is a fake thumb drive. When I plug it in, it shows 32 gigs avail (or so). I can continue to write things to it, but it doesn't work with large files after writing several others (i.e. I can write a 1 gig file immediately after formatting and everything's fine, afterward I cannot write large files.

I'm thinking a 32 gig thumb drive should allow me to write 32 gigs worth of info to it. Perhaps it's a fake...

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If not, it is just defective.

Have the retailer show it working or refund/exchange it.
Bob

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By any chance did you buy the flash drive ...

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