Which Sandisk USB Flash Drives are a fixed disk and which are seen as removable drives?

It seems that many newer flash drives are now seen by Windows as Fixed rather than Removable. 

It’s apparently due to a Windows 8 requirement. 

My preference is that the USB flash drive be seen as a removable drive.

Which Sandisk USB Flash Drives are seen by Windows as a fixed disk and which are seen as removable drives?

Is it best to look for a drive that is  not Windows 8 compatible.

Please respond and thanks

:smiley:   Hi Guybelliveau,

Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome.

Well, the fixed versions, were stopped making in mid-2013.

But, still in the trade, they have them in stock since before.

Therefore, is simplest, see the date have the package, and if it’s 2014, no problem.

Also, you can contact SanDisk Technical Support, for them to tell, the product code of those versions, and ready.

Link: http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/contact-us/

Here I leave this links, in which this topic was discussed very thoroughly, by the users of Forum:

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Fixed-Local-Flash-Drives/td-p/313281

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Sandisk-Extreme-64GB-make-it-a-fixed-drive/td-p/290138

Enjoy!.

Regards, Alfred.                                                           (Google translated)

By the way, are you trying to use this only for transferring files or a bootable one? Try Easy2Boot if you wanted this to be bootable. <img src=“https://imagicon.info/cat/5-43/16x16_smiley-happy.gif”/>

:smiley:  Hi Guybelliveau,

Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome.

Well, the fixed versions, were stopped making in mid-2013.

But, still in the trade, they have them in stock since before.

Therefore, is simplest, see the date have the package, and if it’s 2014, no problem.

Also, you can contact SanDisk Technical Support, for them to tell, the product code of those versions, and ready.

Link:  http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/contact-us/

Here I leave this links, in which this topic was discussed very thoroughly, by the users of Forum:

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Fixed-Local-Flash-Drives/td-p/313281

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Sandisk-Extreme-64GB-make-it-a-fixed-drive/td-p/290138

Enjoy!.

Regards, Alfred.                                                           (Google translated)

Thank you Alfred.  I had read the previous discussions but was hoping to confirm that there is indeed a custoff date that I can rely on as reliable.  You have supplied me with it now.  Thank you.  I shall look forward to purchasing a new SanDisk drive in the future.

:smileyvery-happy:   Ok!!   Enjoy!!!

Wrong. I’m preparing to return a 16 gig Sandisk Extreme with a date 2014 that is also detected as fixed.  Is there something else to look for or will all drives be fixed?

:smiley:   Hi,

For certainty, you can contact SanDisk Technical Support, for them to tell, the product code of those versions, and ready.

Link: http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/contact-us/

Regards, Alfred.