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How to change a Removable Drive to a Fixed Disk

I cannot stress this enough but I've gone scavenging and rummaging through google searches and crappy forums, even a few Russian sites I had auto-translate. I'm this close to giving up but I'm just gonna detail on what I plan to do with the fixed disks.

All I plan on doing is changing my two flashdrives into a Fixed Disk style so that I can set it up a in RAID.

If there are any alternatives or different ways of achieving this goal, I'll be happy to listen, just don't leave something like "But why..? Why would you want to do that?" That kind of advice does not help.

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why do you want to do this?

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What are you aiming to do?

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Re: removable drive

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- Do you mean a USB-stick or an external HDD or SSD?
- What OS will you be using to access the RAID (Linux, Windows, Mac)?

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It's a single bit on the controller in drive

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It can only be changed by some utility that can access the controller chip. Some use a work around in windows of creating a folder and then linking the folder to the USB flashdrive. Of course that won't do much if you are wanting to make it "bootable", but it does allow windows to access it like any other folder with files if Indexing is your problem. If Linux, it doesn't care if it's removable or fixed, it will use it just like a hard drive anyway.

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtrouble_e.html#partition

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Forum ate my answer. In parts.

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4. And finally the tool is at https://goo.gl/rzCDdN

The problem remains that it's unsupported and may require reboots for it to take effect as well as folk that get lost along the way. Patience is key here. As well never lashing out at those that want to discuss this.

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(NT) doesn't work on newer flashdrives

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So the carrier pidgeon issue?

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They'll have to hunt down old drives?

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I guess

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I thought of the u3 tool, but checking shows that's for a different situation.

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