Here we go again…Bob and I within the last week worked with an Optima (PNY) Attache 2GB drive. Well within a few minutes, it went to read-only.
What does the PNY support site recommend?
(Note: This tells me there is a problem with the drive and they should fix this.)
|From PNY’s tech support site.
|My flash drive says it’s write protected. What can I do?|
|The format utility below may resolve this issue.
Low Level Format
Well, the answer after installing it?
My feelings after this, give up? Nope emailing tech support now.
No response from tech support
(2 hours later-remember the days when within minutes, you had an answer?)
UPDATE: Well this answer, worked for me. Found another USB drive’s low level format utility.
Downloaded the HN212 utility from apacer. It began formatting and stopped! Didn’t panic, removed drive, closed program, went to disk management, formatted. Works….there you go.
PNY will hopefully update their utility. If you try this, you are taking risks.