hard drive problem

jd1008 jd1008 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 17:52:33 UTC 2015

On 06/24/2015 07:57 AM, 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.
It is not for encryption.
It is used only to allow running the built-in secure erase function.

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