the SanDisk Ultra 32GB are fast, cheap USB sticks that user can get around 8€ online.

when it keeps mounting “read only” and refuses to mount read+write, “I’ve contacted SanDisk, and they’ve said it happened “beacuse the flash drive has detected a potential fault and became write-protected to prevent data loss. There is no method to fix this.”

src: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/121061/disk-on-key-is-read-only-on-every-computer

there seem to be no glued parts (?) really wonder how they assemble these without screws, without glues?

for disassembly brute force was used:

what does it look like inside?

some versions can be used to boot linux iso from – others can not

the above disassembled version, was bootable (seems to be an “original SanDisk” and it was possible to boot linux iso from that stick)

 

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