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Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive
From: Torben Klein (
Date: 2003-01-31

I used the suggested passwords from the rockbox homepage, but it seems as if
they don't work. Is there someone who knows the master-pw for a hitachi dk
23aa-60? I cannot imagine that I'm the only one experiencing this problem.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive

> Torben Klein wrote:
> > I found a desciption to erase a disk using debug, may this unlock the
> Only if it uses the SECURITY ERASE UNIT command.
> > Or is there kind of a masterpassword for hitachi disks?
> Yes, all disks have a brand-specific default factory master password.
Usually something simple like empty or all spaces. It can be very difficult
to find out, though, since drive manufacturers generally don't want to tell
> I got the impression you already found out the password. If not, this is
where you should focus your effort.
> --
> Björn

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