write-protected usb flash drive

Gary Aitken freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Sat May 24 14:42:05 UTC 2014

>>> I'm having trouble locating what I want -- a physically
>>> write-protected flash drive. My searches so far have come up
>>> empty. Thought someone here would know of one if it exists. I
>>> don't want or need additional encryption gimicks on it. Anyone
>>> know of one?  32G or larger
>> I have not seen one recently. The memory cards used in cameras
>> still have a write protection but you would need an adaptor to read
>> them.
> The write protect switch on those cards is merely an input,
> effectively saying "please don't write to this card".  It does not
> actually disable writing.  There is replacement firmware for many
> Canon cameras that uses that switch for another function (to enable
> or disable the replacement firmware, as I recall).

Dangit, I thought Polytropon's solution would enable me to get around
the poor reliability of the kanguru products.

Thanks for the pointer to the fencepost article.


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