Rick ChurchillWhen my AUGW USB stick stopped working Mick kindly gave me another but that too has now failed. I was transferring files to the device when it suddenly stopped working. The USB flash drive disappeared from Finder and on re-insertion is no longer recognised by the MacBook using Finder or the Disc Utility. When I put it in my PC it mounts and all the files can be read. When I tried the original I was surprised to find it too could be accessed by the PC.
In the PC I can read files on the drive but when I came to write then I got the error
“E:\ is not accessible. A device which does not exist was specified”
so obviously something was scrambled within the filing system. On unmounting (“Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”) and reinserting into the PC I get the message that the device is faulty before the files are displayed and can still be read.
I reformatted one of the drives in the PC using FAT32, the same as was provided and now the device works in both computers. I have not reformatted the other drive yet so I can still experiment. Can anyone hazard a guess why the PC is able to mount the drive so it can be reformatted and made useful again whereas the MacBook cannot?