I think I pointed this out once before, but the SanDisk 'write-protection' saga dates back several years to a huge batch of faulty controller chips which SanDisk had sourced from Hynix. When SanDisk realized they had a problem, they tried to get a refund from Hynix.....who point-blank refused (something to do with the specific wording on a bulk-purchase contract legal document that was in place between the two companies).
Last I heard of it, it had devolved into a protracted court battle between the two firms.....with neither side prepared to back down. The case had at that time been dragging on for nearly four years, with no successful conclusion on the radar.
The only folks who have benefited from this so far have been the lawyers..!
Despite all this, I still swear by SanDisk flash drives; I love their USB 3.0 Ultra 'Fit' model, and have several of 'em, ranging from 32 GB versions all the way up to the big 128 GB ones.
Tens of thousands of the faulty ones are, apparently, still in circulation.....being bought on and sold again, very often as 'job lots'.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 10 July 2018 - 01:58 PM.
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