I was using Secure ATA Erase to permanently remove some files from my 1 TB WDC Blue HDD. But suddenly the power went out… when I again turned my system on. The harddisk was found locked.
I checked it using a linux live DVD executing the command hdparm, it shows that the drive is locked. I tried to unlock it… it was not possible.
The Output is a bit like this:
Security: Master password revision code = 65534 supported enabled not locked not frozen not expired: security count supported: enhanced erase Security level high
I tried to format it again… but the drives shows I/O error… But the drive seems ok… its not harmed physically.
How to I unlock my drive… or remove the password… I don’t need my files… So if I need to wipe all files then its ok…
But show me a way to recover the drive.
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