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Subject: Re: big problem with locked drive

Re: big problem with locked drive

From: Chris Muth <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 19:05:12 -0600

The password is probably stored in flash, not on the actual disk.

If you can't access the drive and want to destroy the data,
you will probably have to open the drive. Open the drive,
and remove the platters from the spindle. Take each platter
(shiny metal plate) and sand the heck out of both sides.

Any further mutilation you feel is appropriate will further increase the
difficulty of recovering the data. A cutting torch never helped any disk ;-)

In any case, few magnets would be strong enough to do any noticeable
damage to the data on the disks.

-Chris Muth

Original message from: Doug
>Yeah I had that same problem, nothing seemed to work, even the erase disk.
>Same symptoms as you. I just took the opportunity to upgrade to a bigger disk.
>Some day I hope to unlock it. Since the data is no longer of any value to me,
>would running a magnet over the disk do anything beneficial? Or is this
>password locking stored someplace else?
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Received on 2003-02-04

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