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

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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"Write protection A spammer always seems to rear it’s ugly head at the worst possible moment . . . "

There, fixed that for 'ya.

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)

The drive wasn’t designed for the type of use you are doing with it.  You should look for something simpler.

look it is common knowlege a lot of usb drives are tossed because of firmware bugs INCLUDING a FAKE write protection INTENTIONALLY applied to a drive that failed to write data properly
all consumers ask is for a tool that resets that lockout by telling the firmware to ignore that bug an return to factory thereby destroying data but making a perfectly functional drive (maybe with a loss of that block of the nand flash) usable
I don’t care what marketing tells anyone it CAN BE FIXED WITH ACCESS TO SUCH A FACTOR RESET TOOL

sure it may no longer be 100% new in the sense of lost capacity and wear leveling records but 99.9999999999% of consumers don’t care if it dies again due to worn flash rather that it works longer than 2-3 weeks before a write error causes this pointless lockout

tool or gtfo nothing but a fix for this firmware bug or ability to bypass it by factory reset is acceptable