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Kingston USB Drive 'Write Protected'

It's not picking up any of my USB flash drives, picks up my external USB hard drive though..

maybe that works for HDD

 

try this few

 

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-check-and-test-usb-flash-drive/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 64gb USB drive and all of a sudden it has been made into a read-only device. I was able to put files on it last night (video files) to watch on my TV, now I can't do anything.

 

I've tried various methods I have found across a few websites that supposedly fix this issue, but none have worked. I have checked the security permissions all indicate it is read & write, etc, even trying to clear the readonly attribute in command prompt does nothing even the Kingston software for restoring it back to factory settings does nothing. Also according the Kingston website it may now be a faulty drive, and I should contact them for a replacement..

 

But I thought i'd ask here before submitting a warranty claim, since I only bought it back in November 2014. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.


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are you able to use disk management and format the drive?

 

how about diskpart in CMD?


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Some storage devices have a lockdown system that kicks in once the flash is no longer safe to write to. What you are experiencing is most likely this. It allows you to copy all your files off the drive without degrading it further (and possibly losing important files) before, in some cases, shutting off completely.

 

You could try different ways of formatting, such as through cmd. IME it can fix drives that some of the software formatters could not.


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are you able to use disk management and format the drive?

 

how about diskpart in CMD?

Nope, can't format it in CMD, Disk Manager etc..

I had a look there, it's read-only is set to 'no' but current read-only state is set to 'yes' as you can see here.

 

JcwinA0.png

 

Some storage devices have a lockdown system that kicks in once the flash is no longer safe to write to. What you are experiencing is most likely this. It allows you to copy all your files off the drive without degrading it further (and possibly losing important files) before, in some cases, shutting off completely.

I see, well if that is the case doesn't sound like it's a good outcome..


PC

Case: Ncase M1 CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k MB: ASUS Strix Z270I RAM: 16GB DDR4 Kingston Fury 2400Mhz SSD: Intel 600P M.2 512GB | WD Blue M.2 500GB

Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition 8GB PSU: Corsair SF600 80+ Gold Fans: Noctua NF-F12x 2, Noctua NF-A9x14

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CPU: Intel Core i3 6100 MB: ASRock B150M ITX RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR4-2133 SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 250GB HDD: WD RED 3TB x2

Cooler: Noctua L9i Case: Silverstone CS01 PSU: Silverstone 300W SFX 80+ Bronze Fans: Noctua NF-F12

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CPU: Intel Dual Core i5 @ 1.4GHz RAM: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SSD: 128GB GPU: Intel 5000 HD Graphics

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Nope, can't format it in CMD, Disk Manager etc..

I had a look there, it's read-only is set to 'no' but current read-only state is set to 'yes' as you can see here.

 

JcwinA0.png

 

I see, well if that is the case doesn't sound like it's a good outcome..

try with crystaldiskinfo and see if the result is good or not


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try with crystaldiskinfo and see if the result is good or not

It's not picking up any of my USB flash drives, picks up my external USB hard drive though..


PC

Case: Ncase M1 CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k MB: ASUS Strix Z270I RAM: 16GB DDR4 Kingston Fury 2400Mhz SSD: Intel 600P M.2 512GB | WD Blue M.2 500GB

Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition 8GB PSU: Corsair SF600 80+ Gold Fans: Noctua NF-F12x 2, Noctua NF-A9x14

NAS

CPU: Intel Core i3 6100 MB: ASRock B150M ITX RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR4-2133 SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 250GB HDD: WD RED 3TB x2

Cooler: Noctua L9i Case: Silverstone CS01 PSU: Silverstone 300W SFX 80+ Bronze Fans: Noctua NF-F12

MacBook Air 2014

CPU: Intel Dual Core i5 @ 1.4GHz RAM: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SSD: 128GB GPU: Intel 5000 HD Graphics

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It's not picking up any of my USB flash drives, picks up my external USB hard drive though..

maybe that works for HDD

 

try this few

 

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-check-and-test-usb-flash-drive/


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Posted · Original PosterOP

maybe that works for HDD

 

try this few

 

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-check-and-test-usb-flash-drive/

Thank you! I used RMPrepUSB and got it to wipe the drive, then formatted it back to NTFS and I can now write to it, thanks heaps for that!!


PC

Case: Ncase M1 CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k MB: ASUS Strix Z270I RAM: 16GB DDR4 Kingston Fury 2400Mhz SSD: Intel 600P M.2 512GB | WD Blue M.2 500GB

Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition 8GB PSU: Corsair SF600 80+ Gold Fans: Noctua NF-F12x 2, Noctua NF-A9x14

NAS

CPU: Intel Core i3 6100 MB: ASRock B150M ITX RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR4-2133 SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 250GB HDD: WD RED 3TB x2

Cooler: Noctua L9i Case: Silverstone CS01 PSU: Silverstone 300W SFX 80+ Bronze Fans: Noctua NF-F12

MacBook Air 2014

CPU: Intel Dual Core i5 @ 1.4GHz RAM: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SSD: 128GB GPU: Intel 5000 HD Graphics

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