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Old 01-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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I just got a brand new 16gb DANE-ELEC usb stick and as soon as i put some files on it , had problems right away. I was putting on about 5 files from my cpu onto the drive, and on the last file it suddenly said the there was a write protection on my drive and cant put files on it. I also can not format my disk because it will say stuff about write protection as well.

I do not see a switch of any sort any the drive, also it happened while no one was touching it and while files were being uploaded. I am using windows 7. I tried formatting through disk management and i didnt see any option when i looked in the properties to turn off write protection or turn off read only.

Now, after trying to fix this problem things only became a lot worse , i first tried a few programs such as any drive formatter and hp format. I also tried using registary editor but i couldnt find the folder that i was supposed to modify.

Than i found in properties a setting that said enable with device cashing, i tried doing that but couldnt
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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After reading reviews and scoping out other forums, I have found that this brand has a multitude of problems. Ranging from total failures to random lock outs.
Return it to where ever you got it and get a PNY.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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yeah i noticed this problem has never happened to me when i put the same files on a different usb stick in the past, i just had multiple problems with this usb stick from the start. Bad thing is i am not sure if i will be able to return it cuz its not in its original packaging and stuff, im going to give it a try though.

Anyone know a solution though? incase i cant return it, is it possible for me to make it work?
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As long as you have the receipt and original packaging they should accept it..
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #5
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i have the original packaging, but its kind of ripped up and stuff from me trying to open it.
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Somewhere in the drive permissions is where I thought it would have been.
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When buying usb thumb drives stick with the major players. I've used PNY for years and never had a problem out of any of them. When they reach the end of their life I put them to rest under the head of a 2lb framing hammer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #8
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i ended up being able to return it lol, i bought a new one, im good now
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