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  1. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #11

    Hi,
    Best to get a 2.5" ssd and get a different enclosure to carry it in some are pocket size.
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  2. Posts : 5,674
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #12

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Best to get a 2.5" ssd and get a different enclosure to carry it in some are pocket size.
    Or you can get a External SSD drive, like the Samsung T5
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T5-Portable-SSD-MU-PA1T0B/dp/B073H552FJ

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SWJ3CF...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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  3. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #13

    Can you try and change the drive letter of the USB in computer management, then drive management.
    Drive letter change can sometimes help
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  4. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #14

    I'm wondering if an external USB platter-driven HD would be more safe to use than flash drives. Pretty sure that an external USB SSD HD would suffice for this situation going forward. During my searches for flash drives, I got the impression that differences in quality exist.
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  5. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #15

    "...both were corrupted within 24 hours of each other..." I just now remembered this phrase.
    Are these devices being used in computers with different Windows editions? I also lost out when my flash drive was connected (and written) to by differing Windows editions. How to prevent this? Unsure concerning flash drives. I had to use a special USB device erase and format to get one of my two flash drives back into action.
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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    The files are being written to the drive using a Windows 7 machine then being read and used on Windows 10. This is where they have been getting corrupted.
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  7. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #17

    Hi,
    I've been using flash drives between os's for years no corruption
    So yeah it's not the os's it's the flash drives you or boss has been choosing.
    250gb pin drive give me a break
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  8. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #18

    No it isnít the different osís. It was left in the Windows 10 machine overnight then one day after working fine for months it had to be formatted before I could use it.
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  9. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #19

    Hi,
    Post to the device being used.
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  10. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #20

    So a new development:
    I got the I/O error again this morning after everything was fine again for a couple of hours.
    This time I safely removed the drive and re-inserted it before trying anything else. When I plugged it back in Windows offered to scan it for errors. I did, no errors were found, and it seemed to work again without needing to be reformatted.

    This seems to be a glitch either in Windows or possibly in the specialized software I have to run. (The software tech was rather rude and wad not helpful at all).
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