Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:24
OP mentioned it was a "Microsoft" drive - which means it was a re-branded el cheapo - 6MB/sec - completely believable.
Here is what your options are:
1.) Throw it away, spend $25 get a new 16GB flash drive (just dont buy Sandisk)
2.) Throw it away and stop fretting over a freebie drive
3.) Throw it away and spend some money to get a real flash drive
4.) Throw it away, spend some money and slap a USB3.0 drive on there and get a Corsair VoyagerGT 3.0 and watch 80MB/sec speeds
5.) Throw it away
See what Im getting at ? Its simply not worth the time or aggravation - it was probably free to begin with.
1 last idea - since it still works somewhat - throw some pics on there which you would like to back up & toss the drive in a sock drawer or a safe if you have one - it still serves a meaningful purpose and you aren't wasting time and energy on something pathetic.
Unless of course you're only 12 and live in a 3rd world banana republic