Burn out meaning non functional or read/write failures? Did you format it FAT32 or NTFS or attempt to use one of the many pen drive test apps?
yes, it would read but it would stop writing.
tech support gave me an application to test and repair the flash drive.
after the repair, only 4gb's were left on the device.
then they granted my warranty and sent me new ones.
and yes, these are rebranded PNYs.
they were the company that i talked to and fulfilled my warranty.
Because by default USB 3.0 definitely speeds up the chips right? lol
Been searching but I can not find any read / write speeds posted by HP, but I can guarantee you that there would be NO difference in performance whether this was USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. That is the same for MOST usb drives. USB 3.0 tag on a USB drive is just a ploy to get you to buy it unless you get a super high performance USB stick. Just for an example, I am currently testing an A-DATA USB 3.0 Pro 16GB Drive. I can only get 4,500KB/s of write speed. That is well below the throughput limitations of 60MB/s of USB 2.0. I'm pretty use the A-DATA pro is a good bit faster than the drive this post is about.
I have never had an HP device that works well for me. Bad computer, bad printer, bad tablet. I simply resist good deals on the brand. It is hard sometimes as I am a shopaholic and frequent this website daily. I guess just bad experience on my part. If they work for you, go for it.
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