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 Post subject: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 9:44 
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Hi, its me again :)
I have been doing some nice work on rescuing data from slowed drives and now have a different issue.

An WD40EFRX came to me with ATA password, i foolishly bragged about "learning" new skill.

Tried this tutorial - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=1072
But cant read modules from the drive.
Can read smart data and flash, but no modules, so cant really do it the way tutorial described.

Been reading the forums for the last two days, but a definite answer is alluding me, perhaps too much talk about password, or just stupid.

Here is the screenshot from Victoria.

Thanks for everything!


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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 10:09 
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If you don´t know the password, that tutorial about using Victoria to send it won´t help you.

You need to be able to read modules for that.

From memory, I can imagine this drive has a locked SA so that is why you are not being able to access it. You did not say which firmware tools you are using.

Search around this forum about SA-locked drives, or SED-locked, and see it it applies to your situation.


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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 10:12 
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Im using wdr full and wd marvel demo. Will look into sa-locked drives.
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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 10:46 
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milika wrote:
Im using wdr full and wd marvel demo. Will look into sa-locked drives.
Thanks


Very easy to "slove" even with WDMarvel DEMO ...

Full guide: - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=2353 - This cover ALL WD drives from very old WDC MCU based to Marvell drives (like yours).

Simple answer :

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If it doesn't work you can use my paid unlocking services :

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=76

Or browse eBay for ATA password unlocking services ....

Or try ZU ...

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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 16:59 
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Very easy to "slove" even with WDMarvel DEMO ...

Full guide: - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=2353 - This cover ALL WD drives from very old WDC MCU based to Marvell drives (like yours).

My understanding is that not all SA locked drives have access to RAM or even ROM. I was trying to help someone with a "slow responding" issue on a WD10JMVW-11AJGS1 and could not read RAM or ROM with custom hddsupertool commands. And while this was still a USB drive, I don't think that mattered since I can read ROM and RAM from other USB drives that are not locked. So I don't think you can claim that your process will work with ALL WD drives... Maybe most but not all :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 29th, 2018, 20:48 
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maximus wrote:
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Very easy to "slove" even with WDMarvel DEMO ...

Full guide: - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=2353 - This cover ALL WD drives from very old WDC MCU based to Marvell drives (like yours).

My understanding is that not all SA locked drives have access to RAM or even ROM. I was trying to help someone with a "slow responding" issue on a WD10JMVW-11AJGS1 and could not read RAM or ROM with custom hddsupertool commands. And while this was still a USB drive, I don't think that mattered since I can read ROM and RAM from other USB drives that are not locked. So I don't think you can claim that your process will work with ALL WD drives... Maybe most but not all :wink:


It will work with ALL ! One thing is SED locked drives or encrypted drives, etc ... another thing is STANDARD ATA password.

WD40EFRX is a SATA drive. As far as i know and as far as i've seen it should be possible to unlock. Even if the WDMarvel can't do it there are still other methods like kernel mode to gain SA access, hot-swap ... many things to try. And standard ATA password normaly don't prevent RAM access.

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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
PostPosted: June 30th, 2018, 9:41 
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Well this worked like a charm. Thanks!!

It was mostly idiot operator, had wd marvel in button mode and eve though i looked at every option - could not find password reset :)


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 Post subject: Re: WD40EFRX removing password
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milika wrote:
Well this worked like a charm. Thanks!!

It was mostly idiot operator, had wd marvel in button mode and eve though i looked at every option - could not find password reset :)


It will work for ATA password ONLY on ALL SATA/IDE WD drives that i know of as long as :

- They have SATA/IDE PCB.
- They are NOT SED LOCKED / DVR LOCKED.
- They are not damaged.
- They are Marvell based.

- Even WDMarvel DEMO can unlock those drives.

I think this is the easy method to use because it doesn't require MHDD scripts and other tools like WDR will work on SA module 02 only and that means that if the drive have locked SA access it will not be possible to unlock with WDR (DEMO or FULL).

That WDMarvel option works by reading the password from RAM and as far as i know RAM access is NEVER LOCKED BY ATA PASSWORD.

If your drive is DVR locked, SED locked, etc YES, RAM ACCESS will be locked as well on modern drives and this "trick" will not work ...

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