hard drive problem

jd1008 jd1008 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 18:00:44 UTC 2015

On 06/24/2015 09:41 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Wed, June 24, 2015 10:36 am, 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?
> It may be an enclosure with two 1TB 2.5" drives either concatenated, or
> RAID0 thus presenting itself as 2 TB. Just a wild guess.
> Valeri
This one is actually a 4 platter drive, thus rather thick (15mm).
Goodby to 7.5mm 2.5" drives. Areal density has not reached the
quantum level yet :) But from the technologists I know who are
and have worked at HD companies, I hear that mechanical drives
are totally on the way out as the the RAM and FLASH electronics
get every tinier and faster, and much more reliable and long lasting.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list