So, first let me explain something here. This entire endeavor started by purchasing a PNY XLR8 SSD at the store, after two days of not being able to clone my existing hard drive to it or install Windows 10 to it, it went back to the store. Instead of trying again, I just decided to upgrade my memory instead and picked up a 16gb set of the PNY XLR8 PC3-14900 to add to my existing 16gb of 1866MHz. After installation, by motherboard showed a memory check error and after working through that, the PC would only either blue screen or detect my original memory (tried multiple configurations including just the PNY PC3-14900 which blue screened), so the memory went back.
While I was at the store, I saw that they were running a sale on the PNY Turbo Plus 64gb & 128gb flash drives; I should have known better...either way, I bought one 64gb & one 128gb, for the price they were hard to pass up. The 64gb Turbo Plus worked as soon as I plugged it in, however, the 128gb Turbo Plus would not be detected by my PC. After updating drivers, trying different USB ports (both 2.0 & 3.0) and looking through disk management, I decided to try another PC with Windows 7 instead of Windows 10. The Windows 7 computer wouldn't detect the USB drive either, so I then tried my Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro actually recognized it, so with this small glimmer of hope, I decided to try formatting it and then connecting it to the Windows machines after format. This did not work at all; I tried both FAT and ExFAT and while it was still detected and usable by my Mac, the Windows machines won't even acknowledge the USB's existence.
Looks like I'm going to have to return/RMA this as well. Is PNY slowly going downhill with their quality control? I think that it's somewhat ridiculous that I've bought 4 different PNY products and 3 of them were absolute failures. How is that possible? I have never had these many problems with their products in the past.