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usb flash drive doesnt fit?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by okeee, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. okeee

    okeee Thread Starter

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    I just got a usb flash drive, but the strange thing is that it can't be insterted into a computer. Keyboard, mouse and all other can be inserted, but the usb flash drive not. It's seems a (very little) bit too big. But the package says that it is USB 2.0. How is this possible?
     
  2. BG-0

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    Does it look like a USB connection? There shouldn't be any other connection, bigger or smaller than USB...
     
  3. okeee

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    yes, it looks exactly like a usb connection. Only difference is that it is a little bigger, about 0.5 mm ? higher.
     
  4. BG-0

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    What brand flash drive is it? How big? How much you spent on it?
     
  5. okeee

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    The usb flash drive is from imation, "atom flash drive" 8 GB. It's very small.. I dont remember how much it costed but about average.
     
  6. BG-0

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    Yeah.. Well. Are you absolutely sure it absolutely doesn't fit in? Give it a good push, there aren't any USB looking connections bigger than standard...

    Soz, I forgot to add a note about returning it, because only reason for it being too big would be a bad product...
     
  7. win2kpro

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    If the drive is too big for the USB connector I sure wouldn't force it in the connector. You can damage both the connector and the drive. If it doesn't fit, simply take it back to your point of purchase.
     
  8. okeee

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    well, i'm sure the usb flash drive doesn't fit on the pc. and other devices do fit without any problem. But the strange thing is, when I tried to connect to some laptop, it does fit!
    the connector on the laptop seems a bit bigger... so are there different USB 2.0 sizes.. or some that are bigger for some reason? Or is the usb flash drive just badly produced?
     
  9. DoubleHelix

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    USB is a standard. One size. Some ports and devices fit tighter together than others. Perhaps you're inserting it at an angle. Or, yes, it may just be made poorly. With the low cost of flash drives, they don't exactly have the precision of a swiss-made watch.
     
  10. okeee

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    ok, well i tried a few different angles, and of course just straight inserting, but it didn't fit. So can I conclude that the only problem must be the usb flash drive?
     
  11. DoubleHelix

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    Having never seen a USB device not fit in a USB port, I can't say for sure what the problem is. If every other USB device fits fine in the port, then the problem is the flash drive.
     
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