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Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive

Re: big problem with locked drive

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 17:03:30 +0100

Torben Klein wrote:
> atapwd shows the disk as locked with password at maximum security level.

Yikes, maximum level? I've never heard that happen before.

In maximum level, the disk cannot be unlocked. The only way to get your disk working again is to issue the SECURITY ERASE PREPARE and SECURITY ERASE UNIT commands. This will erase all data from the disk.

Received on 2003-01-29

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