Yes this is a protectie device to prevent loss of data/damage when the drive is 'active' Trouble is Winders thinks is doing something when it is not or even is doing something when you think it should not be. Just another Windoze quirk
At wrok I inevitably get that error message (W2000) so I just unplug after allowing enough time to complete the read or write. The same flash drives work correctly both on my personal laptop and on my desktop.
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