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).