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Old 08-31-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
dgoddard
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Formatting a flash drive


QUESTION:
In Ubuntu ...
How do I format the flash drive and utterly wipe out any software partitions or whatever that are on it from the manufacturer ?

BACKGROUND:
I have this 8Gig SanDisk that I want to use for archiving files, and it comes with some secutity/encryption files on it for windows. I don't want those files and I don't want any partitions that they created for security that they did not tell me about.

Also:
Should I need to for security purposes, will refomatting also obliterate beyond recovery anything I need to get rid of, and would that include malware?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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What model is it?

Is it SecureAccess that you want to remove?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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I assume this is a U3 device. You can remove all the crap via windows or linux.
http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm
http://u3-tool.sourceforge.net/
 
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