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Remove Write Protection and Format Write Protected SSD

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
Cannot format write protected SSD in Windows? Don’t worry! Here we introduce you how to remove write protection from SSD using CMD and format write protected SSD using third-party write protected format tool with a step-by-step tutorial.

Any suggestions about how to format write protected SSD?

"I just got a new Samsung 840 Evo SSD and it tells me that it is write protected. This made me run into trouble when I was trying to format it. It seems that Windows just can't format a write-protected SSD. And, I have searched online and figured out that I should undo the write protection before formatting. But unfortunately, there is little information about how to remove write protection from SSD or format write protected SSD. Any positive suggestions?"

2 steps to format write protected SSD

Now, many storage devices like SSD as well as hard disk, SD card, USB flash drive, pen drive are write-protected with a write protection. It is helpful to protect data from being accidentally deleted or modified. But on the other hand, it brings people trouble to format the device because Windows disk management tool doesn’t offer the solution to format write protected USB flash drive, SD card or SSD. In other words, you have to first find a reliable write protection removal tool to remove write protection from SSD if you want to format a write protected SSD successfully. It is quite difficult for users who know little about professional knowledge or have no any tech skills. In view of this, here we introduce you how to remove write protection from SSD using CMD and format write protected SSD using a third-party write protected format tool with a step-by-step tutorial. 

Step 1. Remove write protection from SSD using CMD

1.  Start > Run  -> type “CMD” and press enter
2.  Type< diskpart
3.  Type< list volume
4.  Type< select volume # (# is the number of the USB HDD you’ve plugged in)
5.  Type< attributes disk clear read-only

Step 2. Format write protected SSD with EaseUS write protected format tool

After removing write protection from SSD using CMD, you can continue to format write protected SSD using EaseUS partition tool, a powerful and easy-to-use third-party write protected format tool which is trusted by millions of users. Requires no technical skills or formatting experience, it can help you format write protected SSD in Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista with no efforts.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1. Insert the write protected SSD you want to format into a computer.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS write protected format tool. Right-click the SSD and choose "Format partition".

choose the right option to format write protected SSD 

Step 3. A mini window pops out, on which you can edit the partition label and choose a file system.

edit information of the formatted write-protected SSD

Step 4. Click "Apply" to confirm to format write protected SSD.