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Unless your USB drive has a physical switch, this is not possible. You cannot enforce something like this using a software solution, especially when you do not control the system.


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I don't see what OS you are using, but if it's Windows 7 or 8 you can use Bitlocker or EFS to encrypt the entire drive or folders and files on them. You could probably use another encryption program to get the same results on a different OS. EFS will only encrypt folders and files, bitlocker can encrypt the entire drive. The EFS decryption key is tied to ...


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Autorun should be disabled so it's safe to plug it in on a W7 machine. This article shows how to re-enable it, you can easily work it backwards to ensure yours won't execute. Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7


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OS X supports exFAT since 10.6.5. Unless you really need to support older OS X versions you can safely go with exFAT. Linux and FreeBSD might need some fuse-based driver.


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I'm encountering the same issue (Windows 8.1) and none of the "power setting" solutions worked for me. I ended up playing a movie file, an audio file... anything that cause regular accesses to the disk. For less overhead, it should be feasible to write some script that just regularly access the disk, before it goes to sleep. edit: here is a quick script ...


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About security, we should always have doubts. Having an up-to-date system and antivirus sotfware, and being sure of what you're doing help in most of the case. That said viruses are designed before anti-viruses know about them (obviously), and some security flaw might exist in the USB subsystem. A firewire device have uncontrolled access to all the memory ...


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Yes you can. for more detail: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1948 But do remember that flash drive has read/write cycle, don't want to break you flash drive by installing it there. Other option would be installing to external hard drive.


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If the security requirements are higher than the software means, where, in fact, there is risk of attack to a file systems for encryption/decryption keys are stored, or attack with trojan viruses aiming keyboard scans or both or something else, then you will need Hardware means of encryption. They are called Pass encoders with transparently encryption. It is ...


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With the command diskpart as in the link, I tried with fat32 and it works fine. list disk select disk 1 clean create partition primary active format fs=fat32 quick assign exit You can use the command xcopy source:*.* /S/E/F destination:\


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Sounds like the drive is just getting old and the flash has reached its write limits. According to SanDisk customer service, those drives have a safety mechanism that disables writes when error conditions are detected, to protect the data: The flash drive has detected a potential fault and has become write protected to prevent data loss. There is no ...



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