How to Fix Write Protection Error on USB Pen Drive / SD Card

How to Fix Write Protection Error on USB Pen Drive Stick / SD Card / Memory Card on Windows 10 /  Windows 7 as well as Linux and UNIX Operating System. This types of errors are commonly faced by USB drives due to various reasons including hardware and software errors. Most of the write protection errors are commonly detected and can be repaired but hardware level errors cannot be tested easily troubleshooting is more difficult. In order to rescue from this errors need the hardware replacement of the USB drives. This tutorial provides most easy new methods to solve this type of errors easily with the effective way.

How to Fix Write Protection Error on USB Pen Drive / SD Card?

Note: If your USB Pen Drive / SD Card came under Warranty Period then please stop here and finally call or email the technical support team of your hardware manufacturer and request the support team representatives for the hardware replacement due to hardware failure.

Method-1 (Format using the repair utilities provided by the hardware manufacturer)

Note: Follow the complete instruction guided by the hardware manufacturer support page as shown in a support web pages and finally hit for formatting the USB drives and SD Cards.

For Transcend USB drives

Use the JetFlash Online Recovery for Repair the Write Protection Error.

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For HP USB Drives

Use the HP USB Disk Format Tool for Repair the Write Protection Error.

For Toshiba USB Drives

Use the Formatting Software for Toshiba USB Drives for Repair the Write Protection Error.

For Other Manufacturers (like SanDisk, Dell, Sony, etc) USB Drives

Use the USB Disk Storage Format Tool OR EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition OR AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition for Repair the Write Protection Error.

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Method-2 (Using Diskpart Command on Windows)
Step-1 (Open Diskpart Utility)

Hit + R type diskpart then hit on Yes

Step-2 (Type one by one commands as shown in screenshots)


After the completion of task type exit command to close the diskpart window.

Method-3 (Format the USB drive using the Linux Terminal)

The complete guide to format the USB drive using Linux terminal has been stated in this guide.

Note: If none of the method works then this type of Write Protection errors generated due to hardware failure of USB drives or SD card then please consider to buy new one or replace the flash drives that is came under warranty period.

Final Words

This methods are works when the errors of USB drives are easily solved using software’s methods but in hardware failure it is very hard to troubleshoot the USB drive to repair the further errors in that time you need to contact the hardware manufacturer or buy a new one. If you have doubt regarding this methods you can use the comment section below.

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