HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Do you actually represent Sandisk Ed_P?

If so i want to feed back some information to the decision makers within your organisation.  Given the current GDPR rules and regulations, do you deem it acceptable to be asking people to send their protected data to a company not knowing how that data will be disposed of.  Frankly, it is the most absurd scenario that i have come across for quite some time.  I have sensitive data secured on my faulty USB and you want me to send that sensitive data for what reason exactly?

I would strongly suggest that you take the time to provide a tool to dispose of the data upon customers USB’s as they are clearly unusable in their current defective state.  Quite frankly i will not bother buying from Sandisk ever again until you sort this mess out with your clearly poor sub-standard product.

Regards

No FopaUK I do not represent SanDisk in a professional capacity, I’m just a user, like you.

2 points you should consider:  If a USB drive should fail:

  1. Would you prefer it preventing you from accessing the drive in any fashion.

-or-

  1. Allow you to access, read, copy your files but prevent updating the files on the drive?

Ideally having neither problem is preferable.

So you have secure encrypted files on the drive and you can’t update them.  And since they are encrypted nobody else can update, or view, them either, only you can.

Now if the drive is important and you need a replacement would you prefer a free one or to just buy a new one?  If you want the free one, return the damaged one to SanDisk and they will send you a free new one.

Concerned about the unencrypted files being seen?  Porn can be embarassing.  Then inform SanDisk when completing the RMA form of your concerns and they may allow you to destroy the drive with a hammer before returning it.  They have done that before.

Ed

Greetings,

it seems I have the same issue. I’m, getting it’s case for RMA but since two it’s predecessors from different manufacturer died exactly the same way I just want to make sure that it’s not fault of my laptop USB slots or specific usage causing the drives defective but always the drive self.

I’m using also older pendrives of smaller capacity but never had this problem with them.

If the problem has happened before and with different brand drives even it sure sounds like the problem is your system.  Not necessarily your machine entirely at fault.  The problem could be tied to heat, power surges, low power due to competing USB connections.  Or malware.

HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE

READ https://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/HOW-TO-REMOVE-WRITE-PROTECTION-FROM-USB-FLASH-DRIVE/td-p/283430/page/8

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So 7 years laters, it still happened. It’s a 3 months-old 32GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0, just being used several times on the first month.

I’ve had enough of this brand, I’ll just throw it to the trash can rather than RMA-ing it and receive another unreliable stuff.

I’ve banned Sandisk’s memory cards in the past as they kept on dying, now I’m banning the whole brand. My Sansa Clip+ had instability issue after only 4 years of very light use, now this!

@zakarumita wrote:

Well… very good.

 

many same thread means many same problem that means a very epic fail… I bought SanDisk cause fidelity to the brand… but… after a damaged SD Card and this damaged Flash-pen… I think to choose another brand untill they reflects on their products…

 

holy god, I bought this device just six months ago … who knows where is the receipt… and then box is destroyed now… uhm… too bad… too bad!!! I hope only that the other SD card won’t decides to break suddenly … :confused:

 

Anyway many thanks for the support and your reply.

 

Cheers.

I can’t format it, because I receive the error “The disk is write protected”… so, now I’m trying to change files status (I see that “Archive” is checked), but again in some files I receive the same error…

It’s very weird… even because I’m able to read everything on it… so the flash-pen works… I’ve tried to disable and unistall it, but again, when Windows recognize it, present the same error… 

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@britany wrote:


@zakarumita wrote:

Well… very good.

 

many same thread means many same problem that means a very epic fail… I bought SanDisk cause fidelity to the brand… but… after a damaged SD Card and this damaged Flash-pen… I think to choose another brand untill they reflects on their products…

 

holy god, I bought this device just six months ago .https://downloader.vip/rufus/… who knows where is the receipt… and then box is destroyed now… uhm… too bad… too bad!!! I hope only that the other SD card won’t decides to break suddenly … :confused:

 

Anyway many thanks for the support and your reply.

 

Cheers.


I can’t format it, because I receive the error “The disk is write protected”… so, now I’m trying to change files status (I see that “Archive” is checked), but again in some files I receive the same error…

It’s very weird… even because I’m able to read everything on it… so the flash-pen works… I’ve tried to disable and unistall it, but again, when Windows recognize it, present the same error… 

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Open secure access or vault. You can disable write protect there.

No single options  seems well sulted to repair that one.

will neber buy a day by that vendor.

no returns by vendor. no compensations.

to black list.

Write protection always seems to rear it’s ugly head at the worst possible moment but fear not, we’ve put together a handy guide so you can get around it fast, or determine once and for all if your memory card or USB drive is broken.

https://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Flash-Drive-Cruzer-256GB-Glowing-but-not-connecting-to-Computer/td-p/371237 

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Write protection always seems to rear it’s ugly head at the worst possible moment but fear not, we’ve put together a handy guide so you can get around it fast, or determine once and for all if your memory card or USB drive is broken.

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I have only just stumbled upon this reply. What an ill thought out and quite frankly disgusting response. Firstly i opt not to use the encryption option, as the USB is plugged in and removed multiple times per day. Second, i am a working academic, and the mere suggestion around pornography is absolutely outrageous. Finally, you must be a complete cretin to suggest such a scenario, shame on you @Ed_P you vile being.

I have only just stumbled upon this reply. What an ill thought out and quite frankly disgusting response. Firstly i opt not to use the encryption option, as the USB is plugged in and removed multiple times per day. Second, i am a working academic, and the mere suggestion around pornography is absolutely outrageous. Finally, you must be a complete cretin to suggest such a scenario, shame on you @Ed_P you vile being.

And you FopaUK have no sense of humor!  :cry:

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Hi.

I’ve got write protection fault on SanDisk ExtremePro USB3.1 128GB flash drive.

I understand that the only way to go now it to RMA or recycle it.

But… the problem is that I’ll need to use this and really I don’t know what went wrong. Brand new drive, a few days old. Just regular use, fdisk->mkfs->dd->read. A few cycles.

The option into getting into endless RMA cycle is not very appealing to me. 

Also, what to do? (Except avoiding)