I have a Sandisk Cruzer Fit drive which I want to use for removing virusses on infected systems and/or installing a new OS. Because (You guessed it) I’m quite a tech guy it will meet with a lot of virus infected PC’s, but also It will meet with a lot of PC’s with other hardware or software issues. To prevent becoming a source of infection I’d like it to become readonly (and I don’t care if I have to throw it away to become readable again).
I googled it, but I’m only finding the other way around; People who have a locked up drive which is readonly and want to make it writable again. Is there any known way to push the drive into this state, because that would be perfect. Of course I understand that Sandisk no longer supports it.
I spoke to Customer Services in the Netherlands, which represensative was very quick and friendly (A+ for support), but he also could not answer this question. On asking wether sandisk had any other drives with a hardware switch he unfortunately refered me to Flash or CF, which I don’t prefer because they don’t boot in a lot of environments.
I know I can make the partition readonly, but I’m afraid virusses might know that trick.
Any and all help would be very much appreciated.