How to format my password protected external WD external hard disk?


I have a 250GB WD software hard disk which is password protected, the passport has automatically changed about 4 months ago and I tried everything to somehow recover the password but I was not able to do it. so now I need the hard disk and I don’t care about the files in the hard disk, I just wanna format it.

Is there anyway to format a password protected hard disk?!

Any help would be very much appreciated…

You need to have smartware installed on the computer

enter the wrong password 5 times and it will prompt you to power cycle and try again

when you try five more wrong attempts it will give you the option to erase the drive

more info here 

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