USB Stick shows old file-structure for some seconds (Windows Server 2012)

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by itsmemario1, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    I deleted an old USB Stick on this Windows Server 2012 machine, formated it and then used Veeam Recovery to turn it into a Recovery Medium.

    Veaam also formatted the stick once more and I verified it had the recovery system on it.

    Weeks later, 1 or 2 server restarts involved, I wanted to have a look on this Veeam Recovery USB Stick again.

    Knowing what was on it, also remembering the old file structure on this stick, I plugged it in and...

    ...Windows Server then showed me the old files and folders on this USB Stick for about 5 Seconds, which then turned into the actual file structure. @_@

    I copied and deleted some files on it, which was no problem...but I decided to not to use this USB Stick as a Recover Media. ;)

    As I have experienced this for the very 1st time...Id guss its either a Windows Cache phenomenon or more likely a defective USB Stick / Chip on it ?
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

    Feb 11, 2009
    I've got a 256GB M.2 Sata that I have been using in an external USB3 Case. Being fast the original plan was to use it for OS deployment, also storing all drivers, apps, benchmarking sw, etc.
    I found that not all PC's like it as a boot device (ie, lock up at post). There was also a board where during deployment the usb drive would randomly disconnect.
    I now use this drive just to transfer files. Never an issue on any of the pc's at work. I do find that sometimes at home when I move the files off the drive, when I then plug it in at work the files are still there & I then just delete them.
    My home PC is an old Z68 with the NEC USB3 chipset...