I have a brand new Cruzer Glide 64 GB. I was able to write about a dozen files to it. Now when I try to use it I get a message that the disk is write protected. I can find no way to remove the write protection. I can not add any files to the drive, nor can I delete the existing files. Any ideas anyone? All it tells me to do is remove the write protection… Time for a return?
Time for a return?
3-year old Toshiba X770 Series laptop, Windows 7.
I bought this flash drive at Staples two days ago. It shows up as a hard drive, not a USB.
Yesterday I tried to copy 3 GB of documents (.wpd, .doc, .txt), consisting of 35,000 files from my C: drive to the USB.
The speed was in KB/sec. I cancelled out after half an hour.
I tried it in three different ports, 2.0 and 3.0, and then on my XP desktop. The results were the same.
This morning I downloaded a USB 3.0 driver from Toshiba; it makes no difference.
There is no .exe file, but I “possibly” could have deleted it (someone told me to do that if I didn’t want an auto behavior)
I optimized for documents, but it made no difference.
This is the first time I’ve copied the full document folder to a USB. (Before this, the full Documents folder was on my desktop, with only a portion of it on the laptop.)
I don’t know if this is the Flash or if it’s my computer. I do know that there are forum threads devoted to extreme slowness of the Sandisk 64 in particular.
I got the Documents folder copied onto a WD external HD, and that also seemed slower than it should be, but not nearly as slow as the flash drive.
!. How can I isolate the problem? 2. And hopefully fix the problem?
Is the USB device configured in Win 7 for Performance or Quick Removal?
Is your security app set to test everything being written to a removable device?
Is the laptop running on batteries when copying or plugged in?