Unlocking HDD ATA password

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Tue Oct 9 10:35:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> I have a question regarding the use (or the "make usable again")
> of hard disks locked with ATA password: I have a Samsung disk
> (2.5" with PATA interface) and approx. 160 GB capacity which
> is locked by some ATA password which nobody knows.
> What tool is to be used in FreeBSD to transmit the password to
> the unit in order to "wake it up"?

camcontrol(8) maybe? After some patching?


I have not tried it and don't know if it is what you need;
I just found it while googling.


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