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Corsair Flash Voyager write protect error
arrow224 
8/7/06 6:03:56 PM
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So my brother got a Corsair Flash Voyager 512mb USB drive. Worked for about 5 files, and then complains of being write protected and to replace the drive or remove write protection.

Before you tell me to unprotect it, there is no protection switch on the device so I can't take that on/off.

The software installed gives an option of partioning a protected and an unprotected disk. Having set the protected to 100mb, and set a password, it works properly. Can read/write all sorts of files no worries, to both partitions. But unfortunately to access the protected partition the software needs to be installed, which is impractical in this situation.

Taking it back to one unprotected partition, it complains of being write protected after ~5 files are copied to the device.

How can I get this to work without it complaining of being write protected, when it clearly isn't? This is driving me nuts.

Note: I have tried Corsair EZrecovery about 6 times. Each time it resets the device back to normal, but it goes back to complaining of being write protected. Also, the forum [url] http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=171[/url] has not been of help to me. Well, not yet.

Took it back to place of purchase. They had never had issues of this kind, but agreed that it was not fixable, so got a new one that works fine. +1 for their customer service.


Edited by arrow224: 15/7/2006 5:21:18 PM

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Midnighter 
8/7/06 8:48:32 PM
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maybe its just defective, take it back to store and get them to replace

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iamthemaxx 
8/7/06 9:13:27 PM
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Quote by Midnighter
maybe its just defective, take it back to store and get them to replace



That is my thoughts as well, sounds like it is a media issue as opposed to a software one.

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potatohead11011 
9/7/06 8:34:37 PM
Charge

ive got the 512 too, it hasnt happened to me all mine does is go 'this disk is not formatted, do you wish to format it?' :(

well, seen as its a corsair id try for a warrenty, but BEWARE if its from altech you might have a hard time, took me months to geat mine replaced.

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Deserted 
9/7/06 10:24:13 PM
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I'd suggest trying a zero write as well, also if possible try it in a linux machine as could be a windows MSD driver issue

edit: extending that, are you trying it on an SP2 patched machine?


Edited by Deserted: 9/7/2006 10:24:50 PM

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arrow224 
10/7/06 6:52:45 AM
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Quote by Deserted
I'd suggest trying a zero write as well, also if possible try it in a linux machine as could be a windows MSD driver issue

edit: extending that, are you trying it on an SP2 patched machine?



Zero write: will try.
Linux: would have to install or find a live disk, a bit too much work for one drive.
SP2: absolutely. Explaination of what this has to do with the proble?

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Midnighter 
10/7/06 4:32:16 PM
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If nothing works, take it back and ask them to show you why it should work, or get a replacement. Some things are just defective, and no amount of stuffing around with them will help

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