|Flash drives are tagged as removeable media by a single bit in the device's device descriptor. This RMB tag is read by windows and seen as removeable media even if it really isn't...|
Because it is read as removeable the "convert" line is removed and replaced with "format". This same issue is the reason behind single partitioning support and multiple partitioning support for flash drives. As long as the RMB is present then windows will always report the device as removeable in "My Computer". There are some that have been filtered....the RMB was hidden and the drives are read as fixed drives. Fixed drives can be converted and support multiple partitioning.
In reference to 11/05/2008
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