write-protected usb flash drive

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat May 24 14:48:09 UTC 2014

On Sat, 24 May 2014 08:42:02 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
> >>> 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.

Urg... this is terrible! Who invents a write protection switch
that depends on software to "respect" it?! We definitely need
a write enable punch like what 5.25" floppies had. Or even
worse: "no ringee, no writee"... yes, I'm already old... ;-)

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