NVMe drive is write protected

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by RandyB3, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. RandyB3

    RandyB3 Bit Poster

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    I have an older VM with SATA boot disk. I added a second NVMe disk but cannot do anything with it in the client. All operations with disk manager / diskpart fail with error, "The media is write protected."
    Specs:
    Host - MacBook Pro 16" 2019 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel i9 running Parallels 17.
    Guest - Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H1
    I checked inside the VM package contents to be sure the .hdd file isn't locked. What would be flagging the second disk read-only and how to unset it.
     
  2. mmika

    mmika Kilo Poster

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    RandyB3, could you open disk manager then generate technical report, send it to Parallels and share its ID here.
    Thanks.
     
  3. RandyB3

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    Thanks but never mind. After many hours yesterday and today I finally managed to convert the old SATA disk to NVMe. After I did that, the new NVMe disk wasn't write protected anymore. I have a lot of complaints about that conversion but that's another story.
     

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