All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Accidently locked my WD My Passport 25E2400425E2WXN1EB6C
PostPosted: August 16th, 2020, 19:11 
Offline

Joined: August 16th, 2020, 17:49
Posts: 1
Location: Kalaheo, HI 96741
With a recent version of hdparm. The drive was still in its external enclosure and connected via USB.

Exact actual command i used:

$ sudo hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass passwd /dev/sdd

Then I did

$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdd

And to my horror it was the wrong drive because /dev/sdd and /dev/sdc had switched in the last reboot for some reason (probably because of a bios change that i had made on the last reboot). The hdparm -I showed that it was now in the locked state and the security was high not max.

I'm unable to unlock the drive with the original password "passwd" that i used or with any master passwords that i tried.

like:

WDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCW
WDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWD

after i rebooted the drive wouldn't show show very much info and wouldn't show anything related to the security status.

I tried to check it out with Victoria and it was the same thing. No security status. The only way that i can see now that the drive is locked now is if i try and bring it up with WD drive utilities. I also knew it was locked (and not totally bricked) because of the hdparm -I output that i got before i rebooted.

Hopefully one of you guys has seen this issue before or knows a way around this


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Hadjibsm and 53 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group