Data recovery and disk repair questions and discussions related to old-fashioned SATA, SAS, SCSI, IDE, MFM hard drives - any type of storage device that has moving parts
March 19th, 2010, 7:38
i have a samsung locked by ata pwd and i cant seem to unlock it so i'm requesting some help.
i dont really care about the data in it... i just want it working again
if anyone knows how to unlock this hdd please tell me
March 21st, 2010, 12:15
March 21st, 2010, 12:19
You'll need face to face help with proof you are the legal owner
March 21st, 2010, 14:29
its my hdd, but i locked it while playing with dos -.-" i dont care about the data because i have backups.... im asking here because i had a similar hdd wich was locked and i got help with it...
March 25th, 2010, 3:21
March 26th, 2010, 4:51
to unlock you need a PC3k SCSI or UDMA, or DR company, or rma drive if you do not care about data, send it back for new one the factory can help you unlock it also.
March 30th, 2010, 2:34
i cant send it back since the warranty expired... is there any way i can unlock it with mhdd?
April 3rd, 2010, 7:03
April 3rd, 2010, 17:49
Since no one will probably help you except to sell their service to you, I'll give it a shot. If it is a user lock than you unlock it by using the default master lock password and secure erase the drive, which will reset/unlock the user password (mostly). If it's a master lock, you can use a cheap service like HDD Unlock Wizard to reset the password and erase the disk. For a few dollars more HDD Unlock Wizard will not issue the secure erase command after the unlock. If all else fails, you'll need a hardware/software solution that costs a bit more. The last 2 option will also recover your data.. the others will destroy data..
Last edited by Simon00
on April 3rd, 2010, 17:57, edited 2 times in total.
April 3rd, 2010, 17:52
Some solutions in the wrong hands can make a lot of damage and there are also legal implications too. That's why sometimes is impossible such "help".
In this particular case, anyway, proprietary tools are needed and DIY solutions don't work.
Referring to a local DR pro would be the solution, it should cost not much.
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