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Lexar Jump Drive Secure II Plus

So I picked up a new Lexar Jump Drive Secure II Plus (32GB to be exact)… And ran into some serious problems with it.

First, lets have a look at its design:
32GB Secure II Plus Jump Drive

Do you see that indicator on the front? Yes, that’s right… It’s a meter that shows the disk usage. The problem is that this meter must function in order for the flash drive to initialize and be readable to the operating system. Through some trial and major error, I found out it reads the first available FAT32 or NTFS partition. If one doesn’t exist, the flash drive simply keeps rebooting itself, rendering it completely unusable unless you can get it to create partition before it shuts itself down again. So if you plan on reformatting this drive, make sure you don’t delete partitions! Or, if you do, make sure you immediately create one afterwards.

Bad bad! Shame on you, Lexar…

3 replies on “Lexar Jump Drive Secure II Plus”

i was finally able to get the drive to partition the way i wanted.

you need the lexar “bootit” tool thats floating around (ill try and upload it) and then check “flip removable bit”

However doing this makes the vault software unusable.
Maybe someone out there could look into making it usable again somehow, its decent software and not to bloated.

I have a question however, can windows be installed from a NTFS formatted drive ?

Yes, you should be able to install windows on an NTFS drive, but most likely you’ll need to install Windows Vista or newer

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