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Cealor

Problems with flipping the removable bit of USB drive

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Hi, 

I have the following problem:
I bought a USB drive from Transcend and want to flip the removable bit to let Windows treat it like a HDD (for showing partitions).

Here is the ChipGenius result:
 

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Description: [G:]USB-Mass Storage Device(JetFlash Transcend 64GB)
Device Type:        Mass Storage Device

Protocal Version: USB 2.10 <- Hint: This device can run faster when plugged to a USB3.0 port
Current Speed: High Speed
Max Current: 300mA

USB Device ID: VID = 8564 PID = 1000
Serial Number: 059VD2C5A24T5FCJ

Device Vendor: JetFlash
Device Name: Mass Storage Device
Device Revision: 1100

Manufacturer: JetFlash
Product Model: Transcend 64GB
Product Revision: 1100

Controller Vendor: SMI
Controller Part-Number: SM3267AB - ISP 150703n1AB
Flash ID code:      EC3CD9BF - Samsung - 2CE/Single Channel [TLC] -> Total Capacity = 64GB

Tools on web:       http://dl.mydigit.net/special/up/smi.html

First, I tried flipping the RMB with BootIt. That didn't work.

Then I tried different MPTools from SMI (especially this one).

The USB drive is recognized and I can edit the settings via the default.ini file, however, when I try to start the process I get this error:
"Initial Param Fail (0f) (FlashID not found in DBF Database)".

Here is the SMI MPTool dialog for the drive:

jetflash_mptool.PNG.14b26f7568e94ec490c1

So what can I do to flip the removable bit of my drive?

Thanks in advance, 

Cealor

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There are tens  of "Manufacturer tool" versions, some may contain the needed configuration data, it is usually a hit and miss game (more misses than hits, unfortunately).

Try seeing here SMI page:

http://www.usbdev.ru/files/smi/
 

 

It is also possible (but EXTREMELY risky :ph34r: ) to edit/test different configurations, this is specific on Transcend:

http://www.usbdev.ru/articles/a_smi/transcend_smi_marker/

There is a concrete risk of flashing *something* that may put the controller in a non-recoverable status, your mileage may vary.

jaclaz


 

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