I am looking for:
Software that will let me protect the files that I have loaded onto the drives from being deleted.
I'm not sure whether this is something that can be handled on the software end, or whether it requires a hardware-based solution, but here goes....
I deliver products to customers on USB pen drives. The nature of the product is basic digital audio and video files--most often, .mp3 and .mp4 files.
The end user is not generally the person who has purchased the product, so even if we tell them the USB sticks are not for personal use, they end up using it as their personal device. Invariably someone deletes some of our files by accident and then says that we have given them an incomplete product.
- The drive cannot be made system-dependent. Ultimately, the majority of my customers use the USB sticks to play the songs and videos on TVs which support USB input. This cannot be compromised.
- I don't really care if they use the free space to store their files or not--I just care that the files that I have put there do not end up getting deleted.
- I have many different customized versions of the product with different collections of files. As such, I cannot approach a bulk custom USB drive supplier and have them preload the content for me in a delete-protected partition.
I'm looking for something that I can apply using Windows or Linux and which can be used in making a commercial product. Paid solutions are acceptable.