10-31-2019 08:22 AM - edited 10-31-2019 08:27 AM
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.
01-14-2020 12:58 AM - edited 01-14-2020 12:59 AM
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)
05-06-2020 02:06 PM
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
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