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Mint or HDD Gone Bad on Me?

Jul 9, 2016
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System Name Main System
Processor i9-10940x
Motherboard MSI X299 Xpower Gaming AC
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S + Second Fan
Memory G.Skill 64GB @3200MHz XMP
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix RTX 3090 24GB
Storage 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus; 2TB Corsair Force MP600; 2TB Samsung PM981a
Display(s) Dell U4320Q; LG 43MU79-B
Case Corsair A540
Audio Device(s) Creative Lab SoundBlaster ZX-R
Power Supply EVGA G2 1300
Mouse Logitech MK550
Keyboard Corsair K95 Platinum XT Brown Switches
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R20 - 6910; FireStrike Ultra - 13241; TimeSpy Extreme - 10067; Port Royal - 13855
Although I don’t have a thumb drive gone bad on me, that sounds like your drive is going down. Some SSDs turned into read only when they go bad. Maybe that was your whole issue?
May 19, 2016
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I googled (actually duckduckgo'd! I like to plug them), there were a lotta returns about usb devices becoming 'locked' in/on/with Mint.
Happened again. Thumb was 'Fat' not fat32, hmmm. with win machine I saved whole thumb drive to C, re-formatted thumb to fat32, set the drive image? (from orig copied to C), anyways, removed "write only" setting, re-copied to original thumb.

The original Mint hdd is good, thumb(s) are good. = Original 1st Mint I installed. 16?