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How do i turn off write protect on my hard drive?

The answers are not appropriate given. Please let me know. Its a ''Secure Digital Storage Device'' 1 GB.

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Right click on your hard drive go to properties and remove the option write protect also u can do from the bios if visible in the bios...
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