Recovery of encrypted data on my WD Passport 1TB


#1

Hi all!
I have WD Passport 1TB. I used SmartWare to encrypt content of the drive. Now one of the heads of the drive is dead. And I have important information on it. I’v tried to write encrypted image to another drive with encryption chip taken from WD - didn’t help… How to restore data from encrypted image teken from my drive?


#2

Dude, just to be honest it may not work at all. You see, the encryption comes from the controller card/chipset of the drive, so even changing it won’t work.

You’ll need a company that provides high-end data recovery services (Very expensive) and even so, recovery chances are dim as the encryption is 256-bit AES physical hardware encryption…