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Registered: ‎09-18-2018

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

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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.

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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

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

And you FopaUK have no sense of humor!  Smiley Sad

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Registered: ‎01-14-2020

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

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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)

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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

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

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

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Registered: ‎05-06-2020

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

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