Make USB partition unreadable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eshroom, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    I have one of those annoying USB sticks with a 2mb partition for security software. The partition shows up as a seperate disk and as such I cannot merge it with the main partition, nor can I completely erase it.

    As a workaround, is there anyway I can make it unmountable? Or perhaps you know how I can erase it completely? It's just that i find it very annoying.
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Disk Utility should sort out erasing the partitions.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    The U3 partition comes from the factory as "read only" and Disk Utility can't remove it. You need the special software to get rid of it.

    http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-63205.html

    The solutions are towards the end of the thread, including a link to download a utility for the Mac that can remove the U3 partition.
     
  4. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. eshroom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not relevant for me, it turns out mine is an Integral as opposed to Sandisk... :(

    Anyone else?
     

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