why on every site there is always a idiot who wants to put a stupid reply. you know what hes asking for so if u dont know, then just dont show your iq by answering with such a stupid answer. people come to forums to get answers, not listen to immature brats.
to the asker>. when the hdd is password protected its more or less impossible unless u want to spend money and u will still lose your data. so u can spend 50 bucks to unlock, or just buy a new one. either way u lose the data.
Dont waste your time with online forums on this one. there is no free things that can unlock this for you.
ive spent a whole week looking at pipe dreams. Hitachi is the worst of these HDD for unlocking.
there is a program u can buy that incorporates hardware tools and software to unlock. however, if u are not doing this for a living, its not worth buying it for one instance. its called pc3000
and as a IT professional, i apologize for the people who give stupid answers and the smartasses who give them