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I have a macbookpro unibody from mid june 2009. my brother gave me a kingston SSD (kingston ssd snvp 3532s2). The problem is hanging: beachballs.and i cannot get any data on the disk. downgraded firmware, which lets me send data to the ssd, but my mac still doesnt see its a harddisk. Cant solve it, hiope you can help

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SOURCE: RE: 2GB Kingston on MAC OS X

The drivers are needed only for windows 98 and back. Xp, mac all do not need drivers for the thumb drives.

May be something else is wrong... mostly software related.

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SOURCE: usb not recognized?????????

The USB port in which your flash disk has been inserted muight be damaged. Try inserting it in another port.

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SOURCE: 32 gb kingston pendrive makes my laptop hang

This is a bug from the operating system, turn off you're laptop, plung the stick and power on the laptop.

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SOURCE: How do I (on my MAC) format my kingston data traveler 512mb?

when you send items to the trash in finder. it places a trash extension on the files and saves them so to remove the items permanently you must empty the trash you can empty it while the disk is attached but be aware that when you empty the trash it will remove all .trashes including those on the hard disk so make sure to check the trash can for files you may need ahead of time also if this does not correct the problem you can connect the disk and open /applications/utilities/'disk' select the disk on the left then choose the erase tab at the top of the box I am not really familiar with these jump drives (I don't use them) but I would imagine you can use any format although for the disk to show up on mac and windows computers you must format to a ms-dos(fat) file system

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First of all, check the flash drive if it has a slider somewhere. Some flash drive has this slider as a write protect switch. If it has none, this is a problem with XP, do the following:

1. Run an anti virus/spyware program while the USB flash drive is inserted.
2. If the above does not work, try this:

Run > type regedit > Enter - Single-click on 'My Computer' > File > Export > save it to the Desktop (Always best to have a backup!!)
- Go to the following

My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*

Double click on the string 'WriteProtect' and change the 'Value Data' box to '0'
- Then: File > Export > save somewhere useful as something like 'StorageDevicePolicies001.reg

- You also need to do this for the strings in any folders called 'ControlSet***' (* = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) - for example: Everything is the same, just change 'CurrentControlSet' to 'ControlSet***

My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*
Save these to the same place as before as 'StorageDevicePolicies00*'

The saves are in case it reverts at a later date, just double click (saying 'yes' to importing these to the registry) on all of the files and it will all work again.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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