U3-type behaviour on non-sandisk flash drives

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SanDisk
USB Flash drives
Hi, and thanks for taking a minute to read my post. I wonder if members can increase my undrstanding of this issue: U3 creates a virtual CD drive and a "normal" hard-drive-like storage location when the flash drive is inserted.  The technology was invented by Sandisk andmost of the removall tools look for a Sandisk device. I have received several no-name flash drives recently with this type of behaviour but the devices are not Sandisk and the removal tools do not work.  I have also tried U3-Tools with no success. I'd like to understand how these devices are created to satisfy my own curiosity.  But in the end I'd like to remove the functionality and have just a normal flash drive. Anyone care to comment?

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generic flash drive
ASKED: September 29, 2011  5:10 PM
UPDATED: March 31, 2012  12:59 AM

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