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Looking for USB Drives where RMB is set to Fixed

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Looking for USB Drives where RMB is set to Fixed

    I'm currently testing Windows 8 To Go in a enterprise environment. I have some of the officially certified 64GB Kingston Workspace drives, Kingston DataTraveler Workspace 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 1 Pack -, and they work fine but at $129 per USB they are too expensive to purchase that many right now (And these are the cheapest official option currently). I am now looking to find some other cheaper models of 64GB USB 3.0 drives that have their RMB set to Fixed (so they appear to Windows at a Fixed disk instead of a removable disk).

    I've contacted a few USB manufactures and they have been less than helpful at even understanding what the RMB setting is, and then on which of their own drives they may have switched it to fixed on. Sandisk actually switched all their USB drives over to appear as Fixed drives last year, and then they switched them all back to appear are removable again, so if you order a SanDisk USB drive in the past few months, it's a bit of a crap shoot in terms of what you get. I tried to order a few different ones but have not yet found a 64GB USB 3.0 USB drive that appears as fixed, except for the expensive WTG certified USB Drives.

    Does anyone know of any other regular 64GB USB 3.0 USB drive's that are configured to be fixed drives in Windows?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Still looking for a USB Drive with this, anyone have any other ideas?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Try SanDisk, I've got a couple of 8 gig thumb drives and they all show up as fixed instead of removable. I know 8 gig isn't big enough but maybe their 64 gig and larger are fixed too. I'm running into the same issue and only just figured out that WTG wants a fixed drive. Like you I find the official certified drive a bit too pricy. I have a Kingston HyperX 64 GB USB 3 drive I want to use. I currently trying to figure out if I can flip the bit that marks it as fixed via a utility of fool Windows into thinking its fixed instead of removable. It sucks because my current install is on an old 5400 RPM laptop drive in a USB enclosure. It irks me that it will accept that crummy old slow drive but its so fussy about a USB drive. I tried cloning from the external drive to the thumb drive but got a BSOD when booting from the thumb drive. I had also tried a Lexar 128 GB USB 3 jump drive that I got on sale and it was a no go, it showed up as removable. I returned it and bought the Kingston I have now.

    Let me know if you find one that works at a reasonable price.
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