You might be one of those who have just come across SSD read-only mode issues when tried to install new applications or run software on your SSD partition. In such a situation, SSD might refuse to let you perform any operations that are required to write data to drive displaying the error message SSD is write-protected.
As a general, when SSD read-only mode occurs, you will be unable to modify contents or save new files on this device. If you want to edit or write new data to a read-only SSD drive, you must remove the read-only attribute on it and make SSD writable. So, here we are going to discuss how to fix the SSD Read-Only error in windows 10.
How to Fix Read-Only Error in SSD on Windows 10
At first, let us see why SSD is showing write-protected or SSD works in read-only mode. The storage space of over-provisioned SSD drains and leads to the SSD read-only mode problem. When SSD exceeds its lifetime writes, it creates trouble.
If you are also bothered by SSD read-only issue, Don’t worry, do as what write in the MiniTool tutorial ways to fix, if you fail you can follow the solutions below to solve it I listed.
Here are some methods by which you can fix read-only error in SSD:
1. Modify Registry Key
An effective way to remove SSD read-only issue is to edit the registry key. You can follow the step-by-step guide to solve the problem.
Step 1: Press Win + S to open Search. Then type Registry Editor in the box and select the app
Step 2: In the pop-up window, copy the following path and past it to the address bar:
Step 3: Double-click the WriteProtect key from the right pane to open its properties.
Step 4: Change the Value data from 1 to 0.
Note: If you don’t find StorageDevicePolicies under Control, do as below:
Right-click Control and select New> Key. name the folder as StorageDevicePolicies. Next, Right-click on the right blank space and go to New> DWORD (32-bit) value. Name it with Write Protect, then right-click on it and select Modify to change the Value data to 0.
2. Run CHDSK
If there are bad sectors on your SSD, you may also encounter problems related to “SSD is read-only”.
In this case, you can run CHDSK, a built-in utility in Windows, to check and repair disk errors.
Step 1: Press Win + R to invoke Run window. Then input cmd and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2: Type the command
chkdsk #: /f
Note:- # is the drive letter of your problematic disk.
Step 3: Restart the computer. Then you can check if your SSD runs without any problems.
3. Format your SSD
When your SSD is read-only, the file system may be corrupted. An effective way to solve the problem is to format your SSD. MiniTool Partition Wizard will be a great helper.
Tip: All data stored in the partition will be deleted if you format it. So, you’d better back up your SSD before the operation.
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4. Remove SSD Read-Only Issue
If your SSD is read-only, you can use Diskpart to solve the problem. You should be careful when you perform the operation because any mistakes may bring damage to your disk.
Here is how to remove the SSD read-only issue:
Step 1: In the “Run window“, type cmd and press Enter to open Command Prompt.
Step 2: In Command Prompt, type the following command and press “Enter“.
Step 3: Input the following commands and remember to press Enter after each command:
Select disk *
Note:- * refers to the drive number of your read-only SSD
attributes disk clear readonly
Be it Samsung SSD, Crucial SSD, Corsair Force Series MP510 SSD, Kingston KC2000, or any other drives, SSD’s getting write-protected and working in read-only mode is common.
By performing the above-given methods you can easily solve SSD read-only mode problems.
Error fixing methods that has CHKDSK and formatting certainly fix the error but involves data loss from the drive. Hence, it is recommended to backup your important data from the drive before you move on to fixing the SSD read-only mode error. However, if you have lost data from SSD you can make use of the MiniTool data recovery tool.