Hi, I have a flash drive
that I used not too much but, after few month of inactivity, it died. I know that flash drives have a limited write cycles but I am sure that this is not the problem.
I tried to create a new partition table and format the drive
nothing worked. This is the output of mkfs.ext2.
:~$ sudo LANG=en.UTF-8 mkfs.ext2 -v -c /dev/sdc1
[sudo] password for marco:
mke2fs 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
fs_types for mke2fs.conf resolution: 'ext2', 'default'
Calling BLKDISCARD from 0 to 4001431552 failed.
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
244320 inodes, 976912 blocks
48845 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=1002438656
30 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8144 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736
Running command: badblocks -b 4096 -X -s /dev/sdc1 976911
badblocks: Input/output error during ext2fs_sync_device
Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): done
Block 0 in primary superblock/group descriptor area bad.
Blocks 0 through 2 must be good in order to build a filesystem.
Is there something I can do to recover it?