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How to erase format dell usb recovery drive u3-8gdsts flash disk

How to erase format dell usb recovery drive u3-8gdsts?

I bought some Dell Optiplex computers and they came with dell usb recovery drive u3-8gdsts DELL P/N VJ3VF_A00. When a new Windows 10 build was released I tried to create a new USB Boot drive for installation and I found out these DELL Flash drives are locked and you can not erase them or format them. After some testing I found this tool that will erase them and turn them into normal usable USB Flash drives. Click on this link https://www.pny.com.tw/en/support-detail/usb-flash-drives/

and then look for USB Flash Driver Format Tool (Ufix-II)

download – unzip and run it. Make sure you select the correct drive to erase – it will erase all files on the drive !! – you have been warned

I also used JetFlash tool and it fixed the DELL USB Flash drive for me – download it from this link



It looks like the tool we renamed to JetFlash Online Recovery but the link is still active. I was able to download it and the tool still works and it does what it is supposed to do.

Recover Deleted or removed Partitions on windows computers

This software will scan your computer and find all removed or deleted partitions and it will let you mount them again so you can recover files. Download, install no reboot needed Open software and scan hard drive.


Download Official Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 ISO