Repairing flash drives is easier than I thought. I have successful repaired 2 curropted flash drives, and reflash a read-only flash drive:
- Transcend 16gb which appeared as an unformatted drive, and will not format at all. Trancend tools didn’t help at all.
- Corsair Voyager which tend to hung up Windows.
- Windows 8 Read-only flash drives.
Below are steps I took to reflash a read-only Windows 8 flash drive. This method applies to most flash drives.
Step 1: Identify Flash Drive
Use ChipGenius to identify the flash drive’s Controller Part-Number as highlighted in yellow.
Step 2: Reflashing
Download appropriate manufacturer flashing tools. That are a couple of sites. For my example, I searched for SM3257ENLT Tool in Google which led me to SMI Mass Production Tool.
For this tool, I clicked Scan USB and then Start (Space Key).