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Old 09-20-2009, 05:57 AM
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Default How to remove write protect from a Flash Voyager 32GB

I started backing up my lightroom cataloge last night, went to bed, and when I this morning was going to backup my Outlook folder I get the message that my flash drive is write protected.

Is there any way to fix this?

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Try to reformat the drive with the SD-CARD Organization. format utility and then run HD-Bench software to test the performance.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:28 AM
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Is this the program you mean:

http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:12 AM
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In the instructions for that program is says it is only to be used with SD and SDHC cards...

Any other media might become unusable.
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Let's get it replaced, please use the On Line RMA Request Form and we will be happy to replace it. Be sure to check the box that says “I've already spoken to Technical Support and/or RAM Guy.”
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:03 AM
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>> replace it

what happens with my old card holding sensitive data.
If the data is not removed, I cannot give the card anywhere.

What is your suggestion ?

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Old 09-28-2009, 10:57 AM
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Hi,

i have the same problem on the exact same falsh voyager 32Gb
and i really don't know how to unlock my drive. i allready try to format on mac and PC but it doesn't work
please help

Is there any manual key to unlock inside the drive? like the old time floppy disk...

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There's no built in lock at all.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:50 PM
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I found an "autorun.inf" file in the drive. It doesn't appear in windows explorer but i can see it in a mac finder.
This file seem to be a well known worm, but it's locked and even on mac os i cannot erase it .
i tried RAV, flash desinfector and usbfix to erase that file, but i still can't erase it because the drive is locked...
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Let's get it replaced, please use the On Line RMA Request Form and we will be happy to replace it. Be sure to check the box that says “I've already spoken to Technical Support and/or RAM Guy.”
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Hello,

i have the exact same problem with my flash voyager,
it's locked and there nothing i can do
shloud i send it back?
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I'm not sure what to do
I live out of the US is warranty still working?

someone...
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I have already posted the link to get the drive replaced that is all we can offer.
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I am having the same issue with my Corsair Flash Voyager GT 64GB drive. It keeps telling me it's right protected & I can't get my files or add any new ones.

It's FRUSTRATING! I am running Windows Vista Home Edition. Had this thing 2 months & I already hate it.

Help!
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I am having the same issue with my Corsair Flash Voyager 8GB drive. Running Windows 7, trying to format it and I get the message "The disk is write protected". It doesn't seem damaged in any way. I'll try booting under Linux and sorting it out that way although I don't have much hope it will work

I have tried reformatting it as FAT-32, NTFS & exFAT - always with the same result.

I cant return it for replacement because I use it to store and carry .PDFs of documents such as Birth Certificate, Insurance, Breakdown Recovery, Bank details etc.

It is absolutely maddening. I have had this thing for about a year & I will never trust one of these again!


later edit: I have now had a play-about with this under SuSE Linux. Using fdisk, I can delete the four partitions but cant write back the results; I can't delete files or directories; I can't chmod files or directories. I can read files and copy them off the drive.

I have also tried other software and that hasnt worked either.

Using a different (512MB) Corsair Flash Voyager, I can do all of the above.


There is clearly something logically or physically wrong with it. It seems that I am not the only person to have a problem with these USB Flash Drives.


Peeled the rubber casing off last night to see if there was any way of resetting it - there isnt. Its snapped in half, crushed with pliers and in the bin now. In future Ill go for two smaller cheaper pendrives to carry around critical data.

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