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Old 12-19-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi, for a certain work from home position I had a few months ago I was sent what they called an SDE (Secure Desktop Environment). I have left that position now and they did not ask for this hardware back so I thought I would put it to some good use. Its a "Verbatim Store N Go USB Device" and is 16GB but my computer only shows only 1GB available to use even when I format the thing. I was wondering if there was a way that I could actually go ahead and format this thing to use all the 16 gigs. Thanks in advance for the help people.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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16GB Store 'n' GoŽ PRO USB Drive: Professional USB Drives - USB Drives | Verbatim

ur usb flash drive provides the feature of encryption.. so may be the files are encrypted in the drive.. i don't know how to get into the encrypted data but u can try to.. or else u can use low level format or zero filling.. may be they work..
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If you was sent the USB Drive you should have the pass to it ... unlock and format it
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If you was sent the USB Drive you should have the pass to it ... unlock and format it
i think zero filling will do the work if he don't know the password..??
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If you was sent the USB Drive you should have the pass to it ... unlock and format it
I wasn't sent a password for it...it is basically a a live ubuntu 10.10 image that I can boot from. I will try zero filling like suggested and see if it works.
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i think zero filling will do the work if he don't know the password..??
It worked! Zero filling done with Low Level Format and now I have a 16GB USB flash drive to use thanks deepesh1193.
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It worked! Much appreciated people
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It worked! Zero filling done with Low Level Format and now I have a 16GB USB flash drive to use thanks deepesh1193.
welcome buddy.. glad it worked..
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