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USB Hard Drive Write Protection

I have a 320GB WD Passport Essential External Hard Drive. I am paranoid about the security of my documents and other stuff on it. I've encrypted all my data on it with TrueCrypt. However, I do need to sometime share certain files with my friends. These are on an Un-encrpyted partition on the drive. The issue is even though my docs are encrypted some fool can eventually end up formating my encrypted partition. I want to know is it possible to write protect or at least hide my encrypted partition from my friends. 
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