This tool allows you to repair your Patriot Memory flash disk if you are unable to format it with any other method because it appears as Read-only.
This method performs a low-level format to the disk and remove the Read-only attribute.
This tool is not available from the patriot memory website, only the support guys can directly email it to you.
Here is a copy of the email a friend got from the support team on how to use this tool.
Dear Valued Customer,
Attached I have included a software that will low level format and re-initialize the device. Please keep in mind using this software will delete all the data on the drive and restore the drive to its original manufacturer stage.
Please make sure to detach all other flash drives and only have the Patriot Memory drive plugged in to your computer when using the utility.
The file name is been set to Patriot.vin. Once you download the file, rename to Patriot.zip and use the software. Please be aware that this process can only be completed one time!
Patriot Memory Technical Support Team
I have successfully used this tool to repair a patrioit 8GB Xporter. the downside is that according to the support team this tool can only be used once for every flash disk for some reason.
Here is the download link. Patriot Memory 188.8.131.52
please report about the results of using this tool