I'm running Debian/Bookworm. When I plug a USB stick in, I get the dmesg output below and the device also shows in lsblk as:

sdm           8:192  1     0B  0 disk  

Here's the dmesg output:

[96385.365179] usb 1-7.3: new high-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd
[96385.509006] usb 1-7.3: New USB device found, idVendor=13fe, idProduct=5100, bcdDevice= 1.00
[96385.509015] usb 1-7.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[96385.509017] usb 1-7.3: Product: Patriot Memory
[96385.509019] usb 1-7.3: Manufacturer:         
[96385.509021] usb 1-7.3: SerialNumber: 070B2B5D08C16433
[96385.524931] usb-storage 1-7.3:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[96385.525303] scsi host8: usb-storage 1-7.3:1.0
[96386.740435] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access              Patriot Memory   PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[96386.740959] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg13 type 0
[96386.787994] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdm] Media removed, stopped polling
[96386.809960] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdm] Attached SCSI removable disk

When I try to partition it, here's what I get:

root@transponder:~# gdisk /dev/sdm
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.8

Problem opening /dev/sdm for reading! Error is 123.

It also doesn't show up in gparted. Is the stick toast or can it be rehabilitated?



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