My old Spark which I got last summer did not work anymore. It is always giving the error, such as read only. Write protection. Actually, it has no physical switch of write protection. It has two year warranty.
So, I request for the RMA on June 16. It is approved and asks me to send the broken USB flash drive back to their support department.
The email I received is somehow as below:
How and Where to return your Product(s):
1. A copy of this email confirmation with the RMA number must be included with the package.
2. Product(s) must be securely packaged with the RMA number clearly displayed on the outside of the package.
3. If you have a multiple item set, it is required to send in the complete set to ensure compatibility.
4. Customers are responsible for paying the shipping charges to send the defective product(s) to Patriot Memory.
5. Patriot memory does not require but recommend customers to ship their product(s) with a carrier that provides package tracking and insurance for the price of the product to prevent shipping issues.
6. Patriot Memory is not liable for item(s) lost or damaged during transit.
7. Do Not Send Item in Regular Envelope. Product is prone to be lost in transit.
8. Any returned product(s) without clearly marked RMA number on the outside of the package will be refused and returned back to sender.
Product(s) returned for warranty must be shipped to:
Attention: RMA Department
47027 Benicia Street
Fremont, CA 94538 USA
Then, I mailed it back. After about two weeks, I received the new one.
It is brand new USB Drive.
I hope it can work longer.
Here are some copy and paste tests. There are both on the USB 2 port.
Copy from HDD to USB:
Average speed is about 14MB/s
Copy from USB to HDD:
Average speed is about 30MB/s
Datasheet of Patriot Spark USB Flash Drive 64GB