Author Topic: USB Drive appears as Read Only  (Read 6023 times)


  • Calf
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USB Drive appears as Read Only
« on: October 07, 2008, 12:20:36 pm »

I attached a 250 GB External HDD to a USB port of my LinkStations Pro Duo (LS-W1.0TG/R1-V3), and the automatically created share drive 'usbdrive1' is always Read Only.  I have tried changing the settings between Read-Only and Read-Write, but it's always Read Only from Windows XP.


How can I make it writable?


  • Calf
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Re: USB Drive appears as Read Only
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 01:55:37 pm »

According to some notes I red, the drive is read-only if it is formated to NTFS.  To make it read/write, you need to format external drive to XFS or EXT3.

Message Edited by Edin on 10-07-2008 03:55 PM