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Re: USB flash drive opens read only -- how to fix?

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On 2019-10-01 11:03 p.m., David Christensen wrote:

> I have read that some USB flash drives will revert to read-only
> mode when they detect an internal error.

Makes sense I suppose, but in a negative way. I did not know that
flash drives (some? all?) do have this feature.

> This gives the user a chance to copy out their data.

I would have had to do so if the data there I needed to keep.

> My limited experience with failing USB flash drives is that they go
> from read-write to read-only to useless in a matter of minutes or
> seconds.

Strange.  I had two other flash drives fail at about the same time;
both I was able to resuscitate with luksformat. Neither of those had
the ro marker.

> What happens if you insert the USB drive into a Windows machine and
> try to format it (cancel out before doing the actual format)?
> macOS? FreeBSD?  Other?

I will have to try using it with other versions of the Turing machine
as soon as I have access to same.




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