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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-30-2015

OS reads Ultra Flash as Hard Drive

I have two 16gb Ultra flash drives. They are working fine; except ... Windows 8.1 sees them as hard drives. That prevents using the Ultra as a portable boot drive. I understand there was a period when SanDisk made the change that causes this because of Microsoft's 8.1 compatability requirements. The practice was later discontinued.

Can I trade in the two drives I have for ones that are not picked up as hard drives?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,809
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: OS reads Ultra Flash as Hard Drive

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That prevents using the Ultra as a portable boot drive.

 

Really!!  As a portable Windows To Go drive or another OS, like Linux?  Some older boot apps don't support the Fixed USB drives but I think Easy2Go does.  Have you tried it?

 

As for replacements try:  http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
SanDisk User
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎04-02-2015

Re: OS reads Ultra Flash as Hard Drive

Hi Greg, please let us know if you were able to make the trade here. <img src="https://imagicon.info/cat/5-43/1.gif"/>