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16GB USB Flash Drive - write-protected - Wont format - RAW fs

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I recently Bought a Kingston 16GB DTR30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Link

It was working great, then suddenly it became unusable, everytime i insert the Usb drive it prompts me to format. Somehow it went from being Fat32 to Raw & write protected

What i tried:

1. The standard windows format tool failed with - THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED.
2. Tried Compmgmt.msc > disk management > right clicking on the drive gives me a greyed out option
3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies and setting the value to 0 to remove writeprotection but that didnt work
4. Tried to Nuke the drive using Darik's Boot & Nuke
5. Tried to Format using Diskpart - fails with THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED
6. Tried chkdsk for errors but that it's not availible for RAW drives
7. Tried Hard DIsk Low Level Format Tool - failed with Format Error occured at offset - Device I/O error

Not sure what else i can try other than letting warranty handle it
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Your flash drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

Any time you get a device I/O error, there is usually a bad block or some kind of issue in regards to the drives ability to read or write data in some way, shape, or form.
 
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