Picked up a set of these B30 sticks from Silicon Power, 32GB and 64GB. When formatted to NTFS it generates errors in the event log and has issues with Linux. The support software Silicon Power uses can be used to replicate the error. The app will detect what drive you have and download another app for formatting the drive. It provides an option to low level format the drive back to factory defaults. If low level format with NTFS is used the app will hang and never finish the operation. Selecting FAT32 the app completes the operation but then try formatting the drive to NTFS. It will work but check the windows event log for errors. Windows users may experience problems of cross linked files, it didn’t take too long for mine to do it. The problem is immediately noticed trying to use it on Linux devices like Blu-Ray player and ROKU.
On a Samsung player which is Linux based, the drive will not even be detected. More likely it’s detected but can’t mount/read the partition. On a ROKU the drive is accessible but the files became cross linked, it loads the wrong file. On Kali Linux the drive hangs just a little and just confirmed the files became cross linked. Didn’t feel like testing it any further. Once the files showed up cross linked even Windows would load the wrong files.
Solution if NTFS is needed, actually I would do this even if using FAT32 or exFAT. Delete the partition and use a 3rd party tool to create a new partition. Windows drive manager will do it but a small space is left unallocated. A free app called BootICE available at ipauly.com will do the job nicely. Insert the drive and run BootICE. Choose to manage the partitions