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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-18-2013

Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

Hi,

I bought a 4G Sandisk pendrive, but when I plug it on my laptop or any other PC, it show me in Hard disk section. I learnt that Sandisk have manufactured this pendrive as fixed disk to have compatibility with Windows 8 certification.

But I want to convert this pendrive into a protocol licence (from Triangle Microworks), and for that I need to have this pendrive in flash mode (removable disk drive), as TMW - test harness is unable to read USB drive on fixed mode.

 

Kindly suggest if it is possible, and how to proceed ?

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-18-2013

Re: Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

SanDisk has recently reversed their decision on configuring drives as fixed disk and are back to removable.  Per support "all sandisk drives are being moved back to the removable disk configuration".

 

Unfortunately SanDisk does not provide a utility to change this on your own.  There may be some out there you can search for but they are model specific and can take a while to hunt down.  For this size drive I'd save yourself hours of searching and just replace it.

SanDisk User
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎10-29-2013

Re: Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

Correct. There are actually tons of freeware online. Just do a simple search and you'll get plenty of results.
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-18-2014

Re: Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

This is my bigest problum because i am not able to create pendrive as a bootable disk...so plz reply, if any one solve my problum.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,364
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

No need to convert.  Try using one of these approaches.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124.aspx

 

http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/54---how-to-fix-write-protected-disks

Ed
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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-14-2015

Sucess = Need to convert fixed disk pendrive into flash disk (removable) pendrive

Hello, I managed to convert my Sandisk Extreme, and I believe that this program will go do it with any USB stick,
just run the USB_Part_Flip in administrator mode and mark the permission box, select the drive of your flash drive and click GO.
To return as non removable simply leave the box unchecked and click GO.

 

 

Follow the link.

http://reboot.pro/files/file/415-ufd-format/