Uninitialized SSD is write protected. [SOLVED]


  • I just got a new SSD today and I have tired to format it.

    When using Disk Manager I can't initialize due to an I/O error. And when using DISKPART I can't create partition due to the media being write protected.

    Here's the disk details:

    DISKPART> detail disk
    SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 ATA Device
    Disk ID: 00000000
    Type   : ATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 1
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C01T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : Yes
    Read-only  : Yes
    Boot Disk  : No
    Pagefile Disk  : No
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No

    Using Win8 houlds should I approach this?


    I changed the SATA port on my mother port the disk was put in. Booted back up and it was all good. 

    • Edited by Swidtter Friday, October 04, 2013 10:08 PM
    Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:17 PM


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  • Hi

    Update it's firmware please else I know some SSD fallback in read-only mode when they detect data loose/corruption.. (to protect the available data left) As it's a new unit if the firmware does not work maybe check with your store to return it.

    If in your first day that you received it you can easilly call for a DOA too.


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    Friday, October 04, 2013 1:33 AM
  • Hello, 

    According to your diskpart info, Disk is in read only state "Current Read-only State :Yes." have you or someone set it read-only.?

    Try to change this read-only settings by using a command diskpart> attributes clear or set

    Refer below link to know more about diskpart.

    Note: Be careful while working with diskpart command. Mistakes can cause of data loss in disks/partitions. Test a command in testlab before touching production servers.

    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Friday, October 04, 2013 9:20 AM