USB flash drive no longer mounts after renaming

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  1. decatron's Avatar
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    USB flash drive no longer mounts after renaming


    Hi I recently renamed my Samsung FIT 128GB USB flash drive, since doing this after a restart the drive no longer mounts.

    I tried checking Disk Management and it no longer appears.

    I also tried it in other computers including an old XP machine and it has the same issue.

    Does anyone know if there's anything I can do?
    If Disk Management can't see the drive is it now dead?

    I am running Windows 10 64 20H2
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    Renaming flash drive would not cause connection problem, but faulty flash drive will not mount i think flash drive is dead.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Check if you are sill covered by Samsung's warranty [5 years]
    FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB [UK link] - Samsung

    I cannot tell where you are so do check that the link gets automatically redirected to your country in case the warranty schemes vary.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  4. decatron's Avatar
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    FreeBooter said:
    Renaming flash drive would not cause connection problem, but faulty flash drive will not mount i think flash drive is dead.
    Thanks, I wondered if I used the maximum characters and there was some sort of known bug.

    But it looks like it is dead; just a weird coincidence I suppose.

    I have since checked the BIOS and the drive is also not recognised there either.

    I suppose there's no way to recover anything now

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    Try3 said:
    Check if you are sill covered by Samsung's warranty [5 years]
    FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB [UK link] - Samsung

    I cannot tell where you are so do check that the link gets automatically redirected to your country in case the warranty schemes vary.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Thanks Denis

    Strangely I have just recently had an issue with an internal Samsung SSD (bad blocks discovered), so I will check if my flash drive is also covered. I bought the drive from the UK, so that link should be good thanks; I am now living in Ireland so hopefully it won't be an issue.
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    How long have you been using the flash drive?
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    I doubt that Samsung support will be awkward. I've had very good experiences with them.

    Their warranty is 5 years across the whole of Europe according to the card that came with mine.


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  7. decatron's Avatar
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    Matthew Wai said:
    How long have you been using the flash drive?
    Just checked; I ordered it 7 April 2020

    It was generally used between a few computers as a portable backup, it was regularly synced but I wouldn't have thought it was near end of life.

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    Try3 said:
    I doubt that Samsung support will be awkward. I've had very good experiences with them.

    Their warranty is 5 years across the whole of Europe according to the card that came with mine.


    Denis
    Thanks Denis

    The SSD is quite new it's an 870 EVO, hopefully they can replace them both
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  8. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    A hard drive could be a more reliable backup device than a flash drive.
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  9. decatron's Avatar
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    Matthew Wai said:
    A hard drive could be a more reliable backup device than a flash drive.
    Thanks Matthew, I have a bunch of 6TB desktop drives I generally use for backup; I'm planning to set up a network at home but untill then I've been using the flash drive as a middle man between desktop and laptops as it was more portable.

    However, as I've discovered, it may not be so reliable.

    I also have a portable USB SSD I have been considering using instead, but recently an internal SSD just had issues (the Evo 870) so I may well switch to using a portable HDD for reliability.

    It's a shame as the flash drives were more convenient and had less power usage.

    I also have an old router that has a USB port, I might fiddle with that and see if i can just have a drive mounted to that and access it via Wi-Fi in the short term, although I know the performance will be pretty terrible.
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  10. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    I have a slim portable HDD: 114.8 mm x 78 mm x 11.7 mm. It is convenient enough as well as power-saving. It works on a USB hub providing power for a fan and a phone simultaneously.
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