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Windows 7: Write protected USB drive (hardware protection)

08 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
Write protected USB drive (hardware protection)

Hi all

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask since this is not necessarily a Windows 7 related question but here it goes.

I have this USB drive I'm using to install Windows/Linux from, for diagnostic (using UBCD and other similar apps) and to install apps and find software/hardware issues from within Windows.

The thing is, getting viruses on it is kinda inevitable.

So I was wondering, is there anywhere I can find hardware protected USB drives? I know there were quite popular years ago (I still have one - 32Mb).
But I need something that is at least 32 Gb large (or 16 and I'll use 2).

I keep looking for something like this but no luck so far.

Any ideas?

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08 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

This may be the answer for you, if you are willing to pay USD 165 :) USB-writeblocker Rohs: Electronics

or go with a USB SDCard reader + SDCard with WProtection switch (almost all have)

and pay the balance to me for suggesting.
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08 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Thanks. Kinda expensive. In fact, a little too expensive.

I also heard of the SD Card method but most MCs I used don't actually have e hardware protection, dispite the hardware switch.
Most of them only act as a notifier for the OS to mark them as read only.
Otherwise I'd be using this already.
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