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

On Wed 02 Oct 2019 at 10:06:21 (-0400), Ken Heard wrote:
> 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.

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