disk partition shows as:
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No
admin supposedly has read/write according to windows (so running something as admin; i still get write protection can't save files to the disk)
i've tried setting permissions; and using diskpart to clear the read only flag. Then I tried copying the files off to another drive and formatting (Couldn't get the files to copy.)
Then I tried formatting (can't- disk is write protected.)
not sure what to try next. any suggestions?
Intel SSD is in Locked Read-Only Mode
Solid-state drives entering into a locked read-only mode happens for only one reason. Here is more information about the issue and how to avoid it.
What is happening?
Solid-state drives may enter into a locked read-only mode once the over-provisioned space depletes and the drive exceeds its lifetime writes. The Media Wear-Out Indicator under the SMART attribute E9 measures lifetime writes.
For us. Intel drive automatically put itself in a read-only mode, due to exceeding SMART thresholds. Can confirm this using the Intel Memory and storage tool.
Our solution. Replace with a new SSD and restore from the read-only drive, backup, cloud, etc.
In short, start with reading the SSD first, before going through all the above time wastes that people are just google searching, copy and pasting. If your SSD is locked in a read-only mode, the above command prompts, registry hacks, etc. will not work. Firmware maybe, but long shot.. Best to just start with a new stick. Hopefully someone else can chime in and prove me wrong though. Best of luck!