command :

sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb

Output :


setting readonly to 0 (off)

readonly = 1 (on)

By any chance it will be turned off ? If yes how can we?


USB is not detected. Unable to format the disk and partition.

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And unable to create partition using gparted-> Device -> create partition -> msdos

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It is very likely the USB drive has failed. Get any existing data off it if you can, then throw it away and get a new one.

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