I had 2x 6TB drives in a My Book Duo, the Duo died, I have a My Book Pro, I want to put these drives in the Pro, and erase them. But My Book Pro reports that the drives are locked and is asking for a password. No password was ever set, there is no password. And blank field is not accepted by WD Drive Utilities or Smartware or WD Security, they all expect something to be put in… well there is nothing to put in.
I attempted to do 5 failed attempts erase thing, but doing 20+ attempts of failed password in all 3 of those applications did not surface an option to format/erase the drives.
When I take the drives out and put them into a Windows/Linux machine they are fully usable/formattable… so they are not locked. I even attempted to format the drive, zero it out via dd command in Linux, erase all partitions including the first 1.5Mb and last 1.5Mb of the drive.
Still the drives are locked when put into My Book Pro. How do I wipe them and unlock them? I dont care about the data on them, I just want them usable in the My Book Pro.