SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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  1. Bug Western Union Version 09-016 - Sell MTCN of WU.
  2. Hacking Perfect Money Adder 4.6 (new)
  3. Hack Paypal Version XPP 9.1
  4. Login - Transfer balance paypal Account
  5. login-Transfer balance Bank
  6. Hack Card Dumps with pin ATM, many kinds types card
  7. Selling CC, CVV, VBV… All Coutries.
  8. Egift Card for sale (Amazon, Walmart, Apple, BestBuy, Target…)
  9. Sell electronic tools by shipping FEDEX, DHL,UPS.
  10. sell: MRS,skimmer ATM,Codes ATM(Master keys,Code /atm plastic cards)
  11. exchange : WU,MG <<<=====>>> PM,WMZ,BTC
  • i have hack-sell: cc,cvv,cvv2…UK - USA - CA - AU - EU - ASIA …( Fresh,Good,Hight Balance and very strong with good price)

  • fresh cards dumps(101,201),track1-2,valid-fresh and good working

  • i will “discount” if u are reseller buy everyday or u have big deal here

********* LIST PRICE DO B-U-G WESTERN UNION TRANSFERS ( $ / £ / € ) *********

  • Price 300 = 3000 MTCN minimum

  • Price 400 = 4000 MTCN

  • Price 500 = 6000 MTCN

  • Price 600 = 8.000 MTCN

  • Price 800 = 10.000 MTCN

  • Price 1.000 = 15.000 MTCN

  • Price 1.500 = 20.000 MTCN

  • Price 2.000 = 30.000 MTCN maximum

  • From $3000 to $30.000 MTCN and i accept payment 10% of the money for all

  • You give me your details WU, and pay transfer fee’s

  • I will start my software and after 15 mins’, you have MTCN ( All details )

  • And Selling acvation software:

Price $250 for 1 acvation 1 week to use
Price $500 for 1 acvation 1 months to use
Price $1000 for 1 acvation 3 months to use

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  • Now ! We share software cracking Perfect Money ( Software hacking tool name : ADDER 4.6 with activation code )
  • You can use this tool with unlimited IP no restriction of IP
  • Please buy this software from us because no one have this software.
  • ADDER 4.6 with activation ( unlimited IP )
  • ADDER 4.6 software is new version of ADDER 4.6 Perfect Money hacking software.
  • This software automatically establishes connection with PERFECT MONEY Database and gather all info target account,
    stealth mode, safe, no login track, and also protect out account from other hacking software, easy to use with simple interface

********* SELL DUMPS_TRACK1/2 WITH PIN *********

  • Tracks 1&2 US = 60$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 UK = 70$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 CA + AU = 80$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 EU = 90$ per 1

  • I Will check with high balance

  • SPECIAL DUMPS :

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 US = $90 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 UK = $110 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 CA = $120 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 AU = $120 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 EU = $130 per 1

  • Types Card dumps : VISA / MASTER / AMEX / DISCOVERY Gold , Master Standart, Platinum, Business card, Cooperation card, American Express, Debit card

  • Countries card : USA, UK, CA, AU, EU, Asia….

>> DEMO TRACK + PIN UK :
TRACK 2 : 4658591937313000=14022212730000000011 b 02;06;31 PIN 3463
TRACK 2 : 5404500019100759=13052210000002047000 l 02;48;39 PIN 9832
DEMO TRACK 1/2 + PIN US :
Track2: 4852450003907464=10050114065434000000 PIN 5845
Track2: 4185506003290033=11144281300469401011 PIN 6846

B5111961527836645^KRISTI MCQUIRT^1312101263000000000000000000000?;511196152 7836645=13121012630000000000
B5424180503431014^BRAUN/DANIEL E ^120910100000023501000000582000000?;54241805034310 14=1209101235010582

  • Track1=5232556061018719WYATT/ROBERTSON1007101171410000271000000
  • Track2=5232556061018719=10071011000042400000
  • pin: 5678,5432,5187,5505,and other many pin

***** Hack-SELL CC, CCV,CVV2,VBV… ALL COUNTRIES AND ALL KINDS *****

-Type: visa / master / amex / disco / with bin / with dob / fullz info

  • US
  • UK
  • CA
  • Au
  • EU ( Ireland, inter, Ger, FR, ITA, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland.more…)
  • Inter
  • Brazil
  • India
  • japan
  • Turkey
  • Asia ( Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapo…more)
  • …and orther country…( contact me to know more )…

******* GIFT CARDS ********

ITunes code/gift = 80%

Amazon, Walmart, Apple, BestBuy, Target = 40%-50%

Nordstrom, Saks, Blooming, Macys, Sephora = 30%-35%

Starbucks = 25 - 30% (Have Bulk For Now)

********* HACK PAYPAL ACCOUNT VERSION XPP 9.1 *********

  • This software system is similar to 2 software WU and LR. it helps you to show a lot of different accounts. and transfer it to your account.

  • Visit our Website to download and buy this software:

  • I selling Balances Paypal and Login account Paypal

  • I have some balance for sell:

  • Sell Paypal with pass email = 80 $ /paypal

  • Sell Paypal don’t have pass email = 50 $ /Paypal

  • Sell Visa Debit US : 120$

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $1000 = $150

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $2000 = $200

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $5000 = $350

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $7000 = $500

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $10000 = $600

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $12000 = $700

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $15000 = $800

  • Have all details to your account if you wanna

  • With account Paypal : Email address Paypal + PayPal password

  • Acc Paypal good balance use buy shopping

********* LIST BANK LOGIN ACCOUNT FOR SALE *********

  • I can transfer the balances to your account or opend a new account with high balances for you all.
  • Price for transfer balances:
  • Price $150 for transfer balance $2000
  • Price $200 for transfer balance $3000
  • Price $300 for transfer balance $5000
  • Price $500 for transfer balance $10000
  • I accept anybank on the world:

-Balance In Chase : 70K To 155K = 260$
-Balance In Wachovia : 24K To 80K = 200$
-Balance In Boa : 75K To 450K = 300$
-Balance In Credit Union : Any Amount = 300$
-Balance In Hallifax : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Compass : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Wellsfargo : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Barclays : 80K To 100K = 400$
-Balance In Abbey : 82K = 500$
-Balance in Hsbc : 50K = 350$
-Balance In UBA : ANY AMOUNT = 300$

  • I always check the balance and login details before selling

*********LIST FOR SHIPPING STUFF ELECTRONICS*********

SELL ELECTRONIC TOOLS BY SHIPPING FEDEX - DHL - UPS

  • We hack orders and selling some stuff electronis : Iphone , Ipad, Ipod, Laptop…

  • Contact us to create orders : http://shop-saleonline.blogspot.com

  • Transit time from 1 to 2 days

  • Every 2 hours will send a shipping tracking

********* BUSSINESS RULES *********

I always check and update cvv good and fresh everyday. We ensure all stuff is best and reasonable price.
I can sell you minimum 10 cvv for testing.
If you don’t trust my services. Please do not contact me.
I only accept payment money : Perfect Money (PM),Bitcoins (BTC),Web Money (WMZ), Western Union (WU) and Money Gram (MG)
Hopefully I can find a good customer to do business together long-tern .you will feel happy, confident and safe to work with me, it definitely.
Customer satisfaction is my pleasure

Visit my Website: http://cvvfresh.xooit.biz

---------------THANKS, LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU ----------------

Hello all customers !

  • ICQ: 687376826 " CREDIT CARD, DUMPS CARD, SOFTWARE BUG WESTERN UNION 2016, SOFTWARE HACK PERFECT MONEY ADDER 4.6, HACK PAYPAL XPP9.1, ELECTRONICS TOOLS…"

  • We will share with you all what we have and you too.Please No bargain,work quickly.

  • Our online support only to serious customers.

  • ICQ : 687376826

  • Gmail : paulroxy699@gmail.com

  • Y!H : paulroxy69

  • mail : paulroxy69@yahoo.com

Visit my Website to know more information : http://cvvfresh.xooit.biz
NOTE: We use only one yahoo and email to support.Please be careful of this.Because there are so many people fake us to commit fraud.

--------- PRODUCT LIST ----------

  1. Bug Western Union Version 09-016 - Sell MTCN of WU.
  2. Hacking Perfect Money Adder 4.6 (new)
  3. Hack Paypal Version XPP 9.1
  4. Login - Transfer balance paypal Account
  5. login-Transfer balance Bank
  6. Hack Card Dumps with pin ATM, many kinds types card
  7. Selling CC, CVV, VBV… All Coutries.
  8. Egift Card for sale (Amazon, Walmart, Apple, BestBuy, Target…)
  9. Sell electronic tools by shipping FEDEX, DHL,UPS.
  10. sell: MRS,skimmer ATM,Codes ATM(Master keys,Code /atm plastic cards)
  11. exchange : WU,MG <<<=====>>> PM,WMZ,BTC
  • i have hack-sell: cc,cvv,cvv2…UK - USA - CA - AU - EU - ASIA …( Fresh,Good,Hight Balance and very strong with good price)

  • fresh cards dumps(101,201),track1-2,valid-fresh and good working

  • i will “discount” if u are reseller buy everyday or u have big deal here

********* LIST PRICE DO B-U-G WESTERN UNION TRANSFERS ( $ / £ / € ) *********

  • Price 300 = 3000 MTCN minimum

  • Price 400 = 4000 MTCN

  • Price 500 = 6000 MTCN

  • Price 600 = 8.000 MTCN

  • Price 800 = 10.000 MTCN

  • Price 1.000 = 15.000 MTCN

  • Price 1.500 = 20.000 MTCN

  • Price 2.000 = 30.000 MTCN maximum

  • From $3000 to $30.000 MTCN and i accept payment 10% of the money for all

  • You give me your details WU, and pay transfer fee’s

  • I will start my software and after 15 mins’, you have MTCN ( All details )

  • And Selling acvation software:

Price $250 for 1 acvation 1 week to use
Price $500 for 1 acvation 1 months to use
Price $1000 for 1 acvation 3 months to use

********* SOFTWARE HACKING CRACK PERFECT MONEY ADDER 4.6 ( NEW UPDATE) *********

  • Now ! We share software cracking Perfect Money ( Software hacking tool name : ADDER 4.6 with activation code )
  • You can use this tool with unlimited IP no restriction of IP
  • Please buy this software from us because no one have this software.
  • ADDER 4.6 with activation ( unlimited IP )
  • ADDER 4.6 software is new version of ADDER 4.6 Perfect Money hacking software.
  • This software automatically establishes connection with PERFECT MONEY Database and gather all info target account,
    stealth mode, safe, no login track, and also protect out account from other hacking software, easy to use with simple interface

********* SELL DUMPS_TRACK1/2 WITH PIN *********

  • Tracks 1&2 US = 60$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 UK = 70$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 CA + AU = 80$ per 1

  • Tracks 1&2 EU = 90$ per 1

  • I Will check with high balance

  • SPECIAL DUMPS :

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 US = $90 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 UK = $110 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 CA = $120 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 AU = $120 per 1

  • Dumps,Tracks 1&2 EU = $130 per 1

  • Types Card dumps : VISA / MASTER / AMEX / DISCOVERY Gold , Master Standart, Platinum, Business card, Cooperation card, American Express, Debit card

  • Countries card : USA, UK, CA, AU, EU, Asia….

>> DEMO TRACK + PIN UK :
TRACK 2 : 4658591937313000=14022212730000000011 b 02;06;31 PIN 3463
TRACK 2 : 5404500019100759=13052210000002047000 l 02;48;39 PIN 9832
DEMO TRACK 1/2 + PIN US :
Track2: 4852450003907464=10050114065434000000 PIN 5845
Track2: 4185506003290033=11144281300469401011 PIN 6846

B5111961527836645^KRISTI MCQUIRT^1312101263000000000000000000000?;511196152 7836645=13121012630000000000
B5424180503431014^BRAUN/DANIEL E ^120910100000023501000000582000000?;54241805034310 14=1209101235010582

  • Track1=5232556061018719WYATT/ROBERTSON1007101171410000271000000
  • Track2=5232556061018719=10071011000042400000
  • pin: 5678,5432,5187,5505,and other many pin

***** Hack-SELL CC, CCV,CVV2,VBV… ALL COUNTRIES AND ALL KINDS *****

-Type: visa / master / amex / disco / with bin / with dob / fullz info

  • US
  • UK
  • CA
  • Au
  • EU ( Ireland, inter, Ger, FR, ITA, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland.more…)
  • Inter
  • Brazil
  • India
  • japan
  • Turkey
  • Asia ( Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapo…more)
  • …and orther country…( contact me to know more )…

******* GIFT CARDS ********

ITunes code/gift = 80%

Amazon, Walmart, Apple, BestBuy, Target = 40%-50%

Nordstrom, Saks, Blooming, Macys, Sephora = 30%-35%

Starbucks = 25 - 30% (Have Bulk For Now)

********* HACK PAYPAL ACCOUNT VERSION XPP 9.1 *********

  • This software system is similar to 2 software WU and LR. it helps you to show a lot of different accounts. and transfer it to your account.

  • Visit our Website to download and buy this software:

  • I selling Balances Paypal and Login account Paypal

  • I have some balance for sell:

  • Sell Paypal with pass email = 80 $ /paypal

  • Sell Paypal don’t have pass email = 50 $ /Paypal

  • Sell Visa Debit US : 120$

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $1000 = $150

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $2000 = $200

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $5000 = $350

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $7000 = $500

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $10000 = $600

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $12000 = $700

  • Paypal Veritified with balance $15000 = $800

  • Have all details to your account if you wanna

  • With account Paypal : Email address Paypal + PayPal password

  • Acc Paypal good balance use buy shopping

********* LIST BANK LOGIN ACCOUNT FOR SALE *********

  • I can transfer the balances to your account or opend a new account with high balances for you all.
  • Price for transfer balances:
  • Price $150 for transfer balance $2000
  • Price $200 for transfer balance $3000
  • Price $300 for transfer balance $5000
  • Price $500 for transfer balance $10000
  • I accept anybank on the world:

-Balance In Chase : 70K To 155K = 260$
-Balance In Wachovia : 24K To 80K = 200$
-Balance In Boa : 75K To 450K = 300$
-Balance In Credit Union : Any Amount = 300$
-Balance In Hallifax : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Compass : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Wellsfargo : ANY AMOUNT = 300$
-Balance In Barclays : 80K To 100K = 400$
-Balance In Abbey : 82K = 500$
-Balance in Hsbc : 50K = 350$
-Balance In UBA : ANY AMOUNT = 300$

  • I always check the balance and login details before selling

*********LIST FOR SHIPPING STUFF ELECTRONICS*********

SELL ELECTRONIC TOOLS BY SHIPPING FEDEX - DHL - UPS

  • We hack orders and selling some stuff electronis : Iphone , Ipad, Ipod, Laptop…

  • Contact us to create orders : http://shop-saleonline.blogspot.com

  • Transit time from 1 to 2 days

  • Every 2 hours will send a shipping tracking

********* BUSSINESS RULES *********

I always check and update cvv good and fresh everyday. We ensure all stuff is best and reasonable price.
I can sell you minimum 10 cvv for testing.
If you don’t trust my services. Please do not contact me.
I only accept payment money : Perfect Money (PM),Bitcoins (BTC),Web Money (WMZ), Western Union (WU) and Money Gram (MG)
Hopefully I can find a good customer to do business together long-tern .you will feel happy, confident and safe to work with me, it definitely.
Customer satisfaction is my pleasure

Visit my Website: http://cvvfresh.xooit.biz

---------------THANKS, LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU ----------------

Ok, Just Copy All Of the Files And Folders To Some Other Storage Device If you want to keep them. Then If Your USB Flash Drive Is Under Warranty And As You Said Don’t Want to Expose It To Others. Then You Should call SanDisk And As Fot an Exception.

On Damage USB Flash Drives. Then Thay May Tell You How To Make It Unreadable Before You Send It Back For Replacement.

I Read Some Where That one Person Did That And SanDisk Made A Exception The There Return Policy About User Adbuse.

Also I Have Taked A Look At This Write Protect Issue. It Not A Windows System Problem Or SanDisk Chip Issue, As The SadDisk USB Flash Drives Are Setup To Automaticly Go Into Wrire Protect Mode If Durring Writing To its Drive An Error Of Unrecovery Type, It Will Go Into Write Protect Mode. And At This Date And Time Your Only Option Is If Under Warranty Is To Return It, For Replacement Or maybe Refund ?

Talker1937

  

i found a fix to wright protec use a xbox 360 to format it and it well fix it i just done it

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CydWlQLUAAEKoQn.jpg:large

SanDisk are f*cking cunts.

No seriously. This is what you call built-in obsolescence.

For most of you, your drives have disabled the write access themselves, because - and that’s what this sh*tty company tells you - to protect them from data loss. It’s hardware based, you can basically not get around it. Or only with some f*ggo tool SanDisk has themselves.

My stick was working perfectly fine and the only thing I probably triggered was a GB written counter which caused the drive to shutdown. A drive just doesn’t go defect from nowhere. Also, why can I still read it perfectly and just not write to it anymore.

I call bullsh*t. So are the products of them.

If you’re lucky you just set a software partition or file system read-only flag. But for many people who participated in this thread, it’s the story I just posted. You lost here.

The only win you can get out of this situation is the experience to dump SanDisk products.

Oh, and stop censoring my badwords. If you want feedback, deal with it.

millitaryman69 wrote:

  

My stick was working perfectly fine and the only thing I probably triggered was a GB written counter which caused the drive to shutdown. A drive just doesn’t go defect from nowhere. Also, why can I still read it perfectly and just not write to it anymore.

 

 

Because this is the way flash memory works. There is a finite number or program/erase (write cycles) that can be done to a flash memory cell before it dies. When you get to a point there is no reserve space left for the controller to use for bad cells you can run into data loss issues if you continue writing to the device. 

 

Reads do not cause wear on the cell so continued reading from the cell is not going to cause a data loss issue. This is why the controller locks it into read only. to prevent data loss. if you have a drive with this issue backup your data and contact sandisk support. If it is within the warranty they will replace it

 

Oh, and stop censoring my badwords. If you want feedback, deal with it.

 

Also you should calm down with the profanity. It is strictly forbidden in the forum rules and guidelines and can get you banned from posting here is you continue using this type of language in your posts. This is a forum for everyone and most people don’t want to read this type of language. 

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i also want to know about this error because i am facing this issue again and again. 

regards 

http://customercaresupportinfo.in/

i am also having the same issue and still dont get a solution for that plz help

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here’s the perfect solution.
throw it in the trash, make sure its in the non combustible.

go buy a new flash drive, best on the market right now is kingston or samsung
and for that other jackass that said, i hope your new brand has a more generous return policy;
you wont even be needing a return policy because, it wont really need replacing. whereas with this WONDERFUL company, you’ll need to call in for a replacement every other day, and lose whatever you hadn’t backed up.
btw: isnt backing up the point of flash drives? if you back up a pc files to a flash drive, then back up the flash drive to your pc… yeah that makes as much sense as sandisk themselves do, lol.

other creative activites you can perform with this WONDERFUL product is;

  1. if there’s some heavy furniture with a damaged leg, you can use this to balance it out, by placing it underneath said furniture.
  2. when you’re up some place really high, and want to drop something, and you think of spitting — well, sandisk flash drives are here for you! its less expensive than your saliva.
  3. do you have someone you secretly hate? then gift them a sandisk flash drive, and you’ll have made them lose important files and/or hours of their time looking for a solution.

Sandisk; when you feel like your life is too easy, buy a flash drive from us :smiley:
we will help you appreciate the better things in life, like kingston.:smiley:

Who cares if he will get banned by a company which somehow manages to manufacture fricken DEAD ON ARRIVAL product when its manufacture process became mature TEN YEARS AGO!

First time I connect this drive and it’s ALREADY broken! What the fruck?!!

I am also facing same issue please help me any one Customer Care & Toll Free Number 

Found at Toms Hardware:

Click on ‘Start’ --> ‘Run’ --> type in ‘regedit’ and press enter.
Search for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Scroll down the list and click on SYSTEM
Click on CurrentControlSet
Click on Policies
Click on Microsoft
Click on FVE
In the panel on the right side, if the values for either FDVDenyWriteAccess OR RDVDenyWriteAccess are anything other than ‘0x00000000 (0)’, right click and then click on ‘Modify’, then enter ‘0’ and press Enter.
Remove the flash drive and reinsert. You can now copy to or write to the flash drive.

Works for Windows 7 Professional SP-1 64-bit

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@Ed_P, your absolute dedication to protect SanDisk on these forums astonishes me and I just had to register to tell you this! It’s amazing how someone who have (seemingly) no interest or gains from these laborious efforts (2362 posts at the time of writing this post) put in so much time and effort to protect the public image of a company which is “radio silence” about a basic issue such as this… Do you literally have nothing better to do? Anyway, let me tell you about my experience with SanDisk, it’s bittersweet but probably the last time I will buy a SanDisk product.

A couple of years ago I received a SanDisk Class 10 16GB SD Card with the purchase of a Canon 600D camera. It worked great and it’s still going strong even 5 years down the line. Before then I’ve never taken SanDisk too serious in the storage arena but since I’ve had good performance with the SD Card, on occasion I’ve bought various other SanDisk products when I don’t have the option to my preferred hardware vendors e.g. Kingston or Transcend. I’m currently busy with a project which required 5 x 32GB & 5 x 64GB flash drives; and the first unit failed today after only 2 months old. This is where my mind is blown, ONLY 2 MONTHS! WTF?! Same as a lot of other people have stated in their posts, the data on these drives is confidential so when they do fail I’m in a predicament because technically they’re still under warranty but I can’t get them swapped out without returning the dead units. I live in South Africa which is probably on the other end of the world of where you live (USA/EU I’m guessing because you keep on hammering on SanDisk’s own RMA process?), anyway things work differently here e.g. South Africans can’t RMA directly with a manufacturer, well to an extent we can by sending it all the way back to China/Taiwan or whatever the source of the product is but the shipping would outweigh the price of the product tenfold if not more… Our retailers/suppliers/distributors have their own testing labs to cut down on RMA and shipping costs due to the fact that we’re not so ideally located. So, I don’t have the option to “hammer” the drive before sending it back because the retailer/supplier/distributor require the product in its current state to perform their tests before they send it to their upstream suppliers and/or distributors. So now, I’ve spent +/- $200 on these drives only to wait for the seemingly inevitable “read-only” issue. This is literally the first time I’ve ever struck the supposed read-write cycle limit on a flash drive and I’ve had plenty of other flash drives doing much harder time under my hands. By default I usually buy Kingston flash drives as I’ve only ever lost them, none of them broke down; but a local e-tailer (www.takealot.com) had the SanDisk Cruzer Ultra flash drives at a better price than what I would’ve paid for Kingston hence the reason why I opted for them. To RMA them is not an acceptable option if the consumer can’t protect his/her data before sending the flash drive back, then the supposed 5 year warranty printed all over the packaging means absolutely nothing! So I have two choices now… Either I replace the 10 flash drives with a manufacturer’s flash drives which have never failed me, and don’t get me wrong I’m not saying other manufacturers are bullet proof but I must be honest I’ve never had Kingston or Transcend flash drives fail on me after just 2 months, if the failure had happened after a year or longer I’d feel less unhappy to replace them out of my own pocket even if the warranty was still in place. Or the other option is, I can regularly backup the data on the flash drives and replace the SanDisk flash drives as they fail. Regardless of what option I’m going with, I’m out of $200 which may not seem like a lot, but for a project that I’m funding out of my own pocket an additional $200 expense is not ideal. SanDisk definitely lost my business today, not because they can’t hold up their warranty policy but because they can’t protect my privacy and data. At the very least, SanDisk should provide a flashing utility to clear the flash drive before sending/taking it back to where it was bought in order for the user to protect his/her data. Nobody wants someone else to have access to their data. Would you open up your entire computer via torrents so that the entire world can have access to your data? I don’t think so…

@Ed_P, your absolute dedication to protect SanDisk on these forums astonishes me and I just had to register to tell you this! It’s amazing how someone who have (seemingly) no interest or gains from these laborious efforts (2362 posts at the time of writing this post) put in so much time and effort to protect the public image of a company which is “radio silence” about a basic issue such as this… Do you literally have nothing better to do? Anyway, let me tell you about my experience with SanDisk, it’s bittersweet but probably the last time I will buy a SanDisk product.

A couple of years ago I received a SanDisk Class 10 16GB SD Card with the purchase of a Canon 600D camera. It worked great and it’s still going strong even 5 years down the line. Before then I’ve never taken SanDisk too serious in the storage arena but since I’ve had good performance with the SD Card, on occasion I’ve bought various other SanDisk products when I don’t have the option to my preferred hardware vendors e.g. Kingston or Transcend. I’m currently busy with a project which required 5 x 32GB & 5 x 64GB flash drives; and the first unit failed today after only 2 months old. This is where my mind is blown, ONLY 2 MONTHS! WTF?! Same as a lot of other people have stated in their posts, the data on these drives is confidential so when they do fail I’m in a predicament because technically they’re still under warranty but I can’t get them swapped out without returning the dead units. I live in South Africa which is probably on the other end of the world of where you live (USA/EU I’m guessing because you keep on hammering on SanDisk’s own RMA process?), anyway things work differently here e.g. South Africans can’t RMA directly with a manufacturer, well to an extent we can by sending it all the way back to China/Taiwan or whatever the source of the product is but the shipping would outweigh the price of the product tenfold if not more… Our retailers/suppliers/distributors have their own testing labs to cut down on RMA and shipping costs due to the fact that we’re not so ideally located. So, I don’t have the option to “hammer” the drive before sending it back because the retailer/supplier/distributor require the product in its current state to perform their tests before they send it to their upstream suppliers and/or distributors. So now, I’ve spent +/- $200 on these drives only to wait for the seemingly inevitable “read-only” issue. This is literally the first time I’ve ever struck the supposed read-write cycle limit on a flash drive and I’ve had plenty of other flash drives doing much harder time under my hands. By default I usually buy Kingston flash drives as I’ve only ever lost them, none of them broke down; but a local e-tailer (www.takealot.com) had the SanDisk Cruzer Ultra flash drives at a better price than what I would’ve paid for Kingston hence the reason why I opted for them. To RMA them is not an acceptable option if the consumer can’t protect his/her data before sending the flash drive back, then the supposed 5 year warranty printed all over the packaging means absolutely nothing! So I have two choices now… Either I replace the 10 flash drives with a manufacturer’s flash drives which have never failed me, and don’t get me wrong I’m not saying other manufacturers are bullet proof but I must be honest I’ve never had Kingston or Transcend flash drives fail on me after just 2 months, if the failure had happened after a year or longer I’d feel less unhappy to replace them out of my own pocket even if the warranty was still in place. Or the other option is, I can regularly backup the data on the flash drives and replace the SanDisk flash drives as they fail. Regardless of what option I’m going with, I’m out of $200 which may not seem like a lot, but for a project that I’m funding out of my own pocket an additional $200 expense is not ideal. SanDisk definitely lost my business today, not because they can’t hold up their warranty policy but because they can’t protect my privacy and data. At the very least, SanDisk should provide a flashing utility to clear the flash drive before sending/taking it back to where it was bought in order for the user to protect his/her data. Nobody wants someone else to have access to their data. Would you open up your entire computer via torrents so that the entire world can have access to your data? I don’t think so…

Afternoon _ Tapeworm: _

_   _ I too, learned 'the hard way" as you did about the limitation of FAT32. There is one soulution, albeit a rather extreme one. If your familiar with partitioning a drive, then you could partition your drive in to 4 partions. You’d lose just a bit of memory space due to the partitions, but would be able to use the greatest part of the drive as opposed to just slightly less and 4 Gb. Just a thought. The alternative would be to format the drive in NTFS; which doesn’t limit file sizes.

Stay Sharp:

_ :wink:Rick _

 

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