Got dammit it’s 2020 and I can’t believe Sandisk has still not resolved this issue. Been like 8-9 years lmao.
For more context I also bought a sandisk (ultra) usb (3.0) drive with 32gb of space for like 27 euro about 2 weeks ago for its high speed writing/reading speed for school purposes (also to eventually store a few games), and as you might guess I came into the same situation as this guy here where the usb suddenly turns into the write-protected mode.
The worst part is I have no idea where did put my ticket (as proof of purchase) and the only thing what I have left is the broken?/unusable usb and the back of the package with some sort of free software recovery license (like if they have predicted my drive would break and I’d need it lol ) that I kept just in case if someone I knew would have an use for it, …which I’m not even sure at this point if I can use this as proof of purchase.
I’m still kind of disappointed of this product because they leave you no option other than sending back the usb and wait ages before they send it back. A hard reset switch/button would be a good idea in case its just a false-positive or something so you can still use your drive in the meanwhile. (BTW I formatted it to NTFS the first day when I got it so pls people don’t blame me for using FAT32 which I am not)