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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,012
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error


telect wrote:

 

 

Give it a try before smashing it with a hummer!

 

 


 

Really? That's a bit over-kill, don't you think?

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-22-2016

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

I think the problem may be OS dependent. Try running the cruzer blade within XP. I found it to work when I did but when I went over to Win 7 and higher I had problems. I have this theory there may be a virus causing it.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-31-2016

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Check your sd card if it is a FAT32 format drive, then manage your disk management by going to Start menu, right click My Computer, click Manage and look for Disk Management. You can see there the drive of your SD card showing FAT32, right click the SD card drive and format (make sure you backup your files). Change FAT32 format to NTFS, thick quick format and wait when its done. That’s it, you now have a working SD card. Good luck!

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-18-2016

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Ok, Just Copy All Of the Files And Folders To Some Other Storage Device If you want to keep them. Then If Your USB Flash Drive Is Under Warranty And As You Said Don't Want to Expose It To Others. Then You Should call SanDisk And As Fot an Exception.

 

On Damage USB Flash Drives. Then Thay May Tell You How To Make It Unreadable Before You Send It Back For Replacement.

 

I Read Some Where That one Person Did That And SanDisk Made A Exception The There Return Policy About User Adbuse.

 

Also I Have Taked A Look At This Write Protect Issue. It Not A Windows System Problem Or SanDisk Chip Issue, As The SadDisk USB Flash Drives Are Setup To Automaticly Go Into Wrire Protect Mode If Durring Writing To its Drive An Error Of Unrecovery Type, It Will Go Into Write Protect Mode. And At This Date And Time Your Only Option Is If Under Warranty Is To Return It, For Replacement Or maybe Refund ?

 

Talker1937

  

SanDisk User
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎07-08-2009

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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SanDisk are f*cking cunts.

 

No seriously. This is what you call built-in obsolescence.

For most of you, your drives have disabled the write access themselves, because - and that's what this sh*tty company tells you - to protect them from data loss. It's hardware based, you can basically not get around it. Or only with some f*ggo tool SanDisk has themselves.

 

My stick was working perfectly fine and the only thing I probably triggered was a GB written counter which caused the drive to shutdown. A drive just doesn't go defect from nowhere. Also, why can I still read it perfectly and just not write to it anymore.

 

I call bullsh*t. So are the products of them.

 

If you're lucky you just set a software partition or file system read-only flag. But for many people who participated in this thread, it's the story I just posted. You lost here.

 

The only win you can get out of this situation is the experience to dump SanDisk products.

 

Oh, and stop censoring my badwords. If you want feedback, deal with it.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,989
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error


millitaryman69 wrote:

  

My stick was working perfectly fine and the only thing I probably triggered was a GB written counter which caused the drive to shutdown. A drive just doesn't go defect from nowhere. Also, why can I still read it perfectly and just not write to it anymore.

 

 

Because this is the way flash memory works. There is a finite number or program/erase (write cycles) that can be done to a flash memory cell before it dies. When you get to a point there is no reserve space left for the controller to use for bad cells you can run into data loss issues if you continue writing to the device. 

 

Reads do not cause wear on the cell so continued reading from the cell is not going to cause a data loss issue. This is why the controller locks it into read only. to prevent data loss. if you have a drive with this issue backup your data and contact sandisk support. If it is within the warranty they will replace it

 

Oh, and stop censoring my badwords. If you want feedback, deal with it.

 

Also you should calm down with the profanity. It is strictly forbidden in the forum rules and guidelines and can get you banned from posting here is you continue using this type of language in your posts. This is a forum for everyone and most people don't want to read this type of language. 


 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-13-2017

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Who cares if he will get banned by a company which somehow manages to manufacture fricken DEAD ON ARRIVAL product when its manufacture process became mature TEN YEARS AGO!

 

First time I connect this drive and it's ALREADY broken! What the fruck?!!

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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Found at Toms Hardware:


Click on 'Start' --> 'Run' --> type in 'regedit' and press enter.
Search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Scroll down the list and click on SYSTEM
Click on CurrentControlSet
Click on Policies
Click on Microsoft
Click on FVE
In the panel on the right side, if the values for either FDVDenyWriteAccess OR RDVDenyWriteAccess are anything other than '0x00000000 (0)', right click and then click on 'Modify', then enter '0' and press Enter.
Remove the flash drive and reinsert. You can now copy to or write to the flash drive.

Works for Windows 7 Professional SP-1 64-bit