Flash Drives

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  1. freshie

    freshie New Member

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    I recently bought a headunit that has a usb hookup on it. From my local Micro Center i picked up a "Micro Center" brand flash drive, it was a 2gb for $10. It worked fine at first, but lately i find that its corrupting my mp3s i put on it. I dont know how or why though. I will change folders(like from say STP to Pearl Jam) and the tracks will be blurred together, or start halfway through the song. I figure its just this crappy flash drive

    My question is, with all the flash drives out there, is there any "reliable" ones for music? I've had to re-copy my music onto this one like 5 times already and it just gets a little old after a while

    I was looking at this one, but i wasn't too sure about it

    http://cgi.ebay.com/194-4-GB-4GB-US...091157918QQcategoryZ99247QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i've had several different brands of drives over the past couple of years and never had a single one of them corrupt

    and i treat them like hell, they get all smashed around in my bookbag, left in my car in winter, i even sent one through the washing machine...still held data on it fine
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Have you tried copying the affected mp3s to your hard drive and playing them there? That should confirm pretty quickly whether it's the flash drive or the song that's screwed up.

    Lexar makes some of the best flash memory available. If you get a drive from them and it doesn't work right, there's something wrong with your setup.
     
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    i've checked the ones i've copied over against the ones on my hdd.

    only found one bands cd(less than jake's hello rockview) that was messed up on both(sounded like the chipmunks, bad dl i guess), but other than that all the mp3s play fine prior to putting them on here. At first all is fine, but after a few days tracks start getting messed up.

    Can a power surge or anything corrupt files on a flash drive? I'm wondering if its something with my headunit
     
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    I don't trust those cheap-ass flash drives :o :o
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Flash memory stores data using static electricity, so it stands to reason that if the static drains out of the memory circuits then the data will get corrupted.
     
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    how much was the headunit? what model?

    might be something im interested in :o
     
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    Do you not listen to the songs before you put them on your drive?
     
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    No Kingston Datatraveler Elite no care. :o
     
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    I just bought an Emprex 1GB flash drive from Fry's the other day for $9 and it's just fine. I've had a Lexar drive for about 3 years now and it's never given me any problems either.
     
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    All songs came off of my hard drive, which i used to bring to work with me to listen to, so i know all the songs are good. Some will play fine, others will play, get like a minute in and have about 2 seconds of silence at one point and then it plays fine again. Other songs just get merged with another(i have one whole cd now that tracks 8-16 are all merged together)

    :(
     
  13. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    you bought a 2GB flash drive for $10. you can't expect it to be of very high quality. i've found that the SanDisk U3 SmartDrives work great. i've had 2 1 GB ones and a 512 one and they work good.
     
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    thats why i posted ;)
     

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