I recently purchased Multiple 8TB and 10 TB drives for a friend. And he claims that the drives are unusable. Upon checking remotely I found that all the drives are password locked (Security locked).
Since these are brand new drives, we just want to format and start using them.
How to remove the security lock on the drives? Losing data is not a problem because the drive was never used. Also please suggest a reason why this might have happened. We are talking about 9 drives.