Repairing Flash Drives

Repairing flash drives is easier than I thought. I have repaired 3 flash drives:

  • 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

Step 1: Identify Flash Drive using ChipGenius

Identify the Controller Part-Number as highlighted in yellow.


Step 2: Fixing it using Manufacturer tools.

Download appropriate manufacturer tools. That are a couple of sites. I searched for SM3257ENLT Tool in Google.

For this tool, I clicked Scan USB and then Start (Space Key).