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USB drive write protected

We just bought a USB drive and were using it for the first time to transfer files from our old computer and it says now it is write protected in the middle of it. Best buy suggested using this instead of the easy transfer cable. Can we get the write protection off or is it just unuseable?

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If you can replace it for a new one that would be the best thing to do, otherwise there is software to try fixing it, if this will be your choise please come back for more information.

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The drive has gone faulty.
get a replacement fm vendor

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