I don't think the product is actually defective, but is there a known incompatibility with the Intel USB 3.0 controller and the controller in this flash drive I'm running Windows 8 64-bit which is using Microsoft's USB 3.0 drivers for both controllers, which may have something to do with this if Intel's drivers have some code to handle a controller errata specific to them.
All is well except neither of the two USB 3.0 ports recognize my Corsair Survivor USB 3.0 64GB flash drive. Argues that the USB device is not recognized. I've downloaded and installed latest drivers from HP - but no help with this problem.
The only way i can use this flash drive is to use it on my old laptop with windows xp, wich way i saw that this flash drive is not dead. Using older Flash Voyager usb 2.0 drives (8gb and 16gb) is working great. I think too is a microsoft driver issue.
To mount a USB flash drive or an SD card as a hard drive, you need a special filter driver, which allows you to modify data sent via the system stack of the current device driver. We will use a filter driver for USB flash drives by Hitachi (Hitachi Microdrive driver), which allows to change the USB device type from removable to fixed (USB-ZIP -> USB-HDD) at the OS driver level. Using this driver, you can hide from the system that the connected device is removable. As a result, the system assumes that it works with a usual hard disk, which can be split into several partitions available in the system simultaneously.
Now you only have to restart the computer and when open the Disk Managment console, verify that the flash drive is identified as a common hard disk (Type: Basic) and uses Hitachi driver.
also will this affect all preciously removable devices connected to my computer I.e will all flash drives plugged into my pc show up as local not removable if i delete all 5 windows drivers and replace with the new one
Please note that the USB flash drive in question will only appear as hard disk on the computer you installed the Hitachi driver on. On all other computers, it will still appear as removable drive. Thus, the entire exercise becomes questionable.
I do NOT like the fact that with the Hitachi driver I need to configure it for a specific device by device ID. Is there a way to REPLACE the Windows USB flash drive driver entirely with a 3rd party driver that reports ALL USB flash drives that may ever be plugged into the system in the future as fixed-drives (instead of removable) I ask this, because I see NO ADVANTAGE to having a drive be handled by Windows as removable. I see a MAJOR advantage though in tricking Windows into seeing any USB flash drives as if they were fixed-drives (normal internal harddrives). The reason for this is that ONLY fixed-drives are capable of having more than one partition on them (sadly a limitation of Windows, but a limitation that could be worked around if I could trick Windows into seeing all external USB flash drives as being fixed-drives instead of removable).
The Flash Voyager GS are large-capacity, high performance USB 3.0 flash drives housed in sleek, scratch-resistant brushed metal enclosures. Available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, the drives take full advantage of high-speed USB 3.0 interfaces reaching speeds of up to 285MB per second read and 180MB per second write, while providing full USB 2.0 backward compatibility for older systems. Their brushed metal housings resist scratches and fingerprints and can be attached to a key ring. Like all Corsair flash drives, they are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, with no driver installation necessary.
There may be a problems with your computer hardware or with Windows itself which may cause a flash drive not detected an error. For instance, if your USB ports are dead, if there are partition issues on your external drive, if you have been using the wrong file system, or if there are driver issues in Windows, a USB drive won't show up.
The USB Root Hub controls the ports on your computer. Therefore, it also controls the connections between the PC and any peripheral. If the USB Root Hub driver is malfunctioning, this can result in your mouse and keyboard freezing upon connecting a flash drive. 1e1e36bf2d