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Can a USB drive infected with virus be transmitted to another USB via linked CDJ's

I'm curious, can a USB drive infected with a virus be transmitted across to another un-infected USB drive via CDJ link? What is Pioneer's official stance on this scenario? The reason for my question has to do with an incident I recently encountered with a brand new club setup. This setup consisted of 2 X CDJ2000 & DJM900-SRT mixer. I'm not sure what exactly happened but after playing for over 4hrs straight, the CDJ that was playing mp3 media from my USB drive completely quit responding. I couldn't get any of the controls on the CDJ to respond. I eventually ended up having to completely power down the CDJ. I was using a Gorilla 32gb drive formatted FAT32. I have used this drive for over 6 months without a single issue up until this point. My original guess was that over time sections of the drive may have encountered errors or perhaps even corrupted. I did a full scan of the drive for disk errors, viruses, missing sectors, etc. The disk scan revealed no issue. I figured the best idea was to reformat the USB drive and start over just to be safe. The reformat started but at 54% the formatting tool effectively closed with no warning. I ejected the USB drive and reinserted it to receive a Windows 7 message saying the USB drive needed to be formatted and would I like to format the drive known. I clicked yes, I then received a message saying the drive was write protected and could not be formatted. I tried everything to gain access to this drive including trying to access the drive via command prompt with absolutely no luck. The system which is used to store and organize my music is 100% secured. I have no idea what happened or what could have caused this which makes me question the idea of virus transmission via 2 CDJS linked together.

 

Grant Carlisle

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@Grant > If anything, I would say the drive or control chips failed. A virus would have to be scripted to be executed on the CDJ's operating system to take advantage of some memory routine or call function in order to have any hopes of doing anything malicious. Even if it did, I'm sure anyone capable of doing that would have more nefarious intentions to ruin a DJ's set than simply rendering his USB drive inoperable.

It's more likely that a CDJ connected to an infected PC would be subject to a viral attack through the network, thus causing problems with the traffic or possibly even the USB drive, but I still think that's relatively unlikely.

What was the make/model of the USB drive in question?

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OLAH Grant. I have not heard that something like this could happen in my years of experience as a DJ but never says Never.

 

Take care

Pedro 0 votes
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My question wasn't with regards to another Dj being responsible. I was more or less curious if a virus could ultimately piggy back from one system to another system by way hitching a ride unknowingly from one USB to another. 

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A virus needs to have a mechanism to transmit itself. If I have a PC-specific virus on a Mac, it won't necessarily know how to migrate across the computer / network. Likewise, on a CDJ, running a customized operating system, it won't necessarily allow the virus to "activate" or move.

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