hard drive problem

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Jun 24 15:52:38 UTC 2015

On 06/24/15 10:42, kpneal at pobox.com wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 08:57:20AM -0500, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>> jd1008 writes:
>>> does anyone have a way to unlock the master pword in
>>> a recent WD 2TB  2.5" drive?
>> "Master pword?" Is this a firmware-level encrypted drive? If so, no. A
>> "reset" feature would defeat the purpose of having encryption in the
>> first place. If the drive is self-encrypting you don't know the
>> password, the drive's a brick.
> My guess is that you can tell the drive to use a new password, but the
> contents of the drive are lost. That's assuming a firmware-level
> encryption.
> BTW, are there really 2TB _2.5"_ drives on the market?

Yup, see:



	William A. Mahaffey III


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