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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-16-2015

SATA 5000 drive locked ?

I have an old 16g SATA 5000 SSD  not a flash drive. All of  a suden it acts as if it is write protected.

The Sandisk tool box reports its in a frozen security state any idea what is hapening. Oh I tried to do the secure

erase and it says this function is not suported. I even tried to install Ubuntu on it but Ubuntu can't write to

the disk either. I don't realy need it but hate to toss it out if it's an easy fix.

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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 544
Registered: ‎12-10-2014

Re: SATA 5000 drive locked ?

Hello, 

 

in that case the drive seem to be defective and need to be replaced. As i understand this drive was built inside a host device so in that case i would try to contact the manufacturer of the device to see what else can be done with the drive or how you can replace it if still in warranty. 

 

 

Good Luck

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