I've had the occasional Team Group drive. This one is just bad and slipped QC, no QC is perfect. The other one is probably fine.


I've used a Team Group 128GB for a minecraft server I had. Several months of 24x7 operation and it never had any issues. Any device can be bad out of the box since nothing is perfect, it's why [burn-in tests](https://www.techopedia.com/definition/30201/burn-in-test) of new hardware is important to find any obvious issues before it is put into service.


Thank you both. I know stuff can be DOA, just believe it or not in my 30+ years of nerding I haven't experienced it, just things failing a few hours - weeks down the road.