Hard disk hardware write protected Tags: Hard Drives Hardware Storage Last response: August 12, 2012 5:45 PM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage August 12, 2012 4:27:03 PM Hello, hard disk hardware write protected More about : hard disk hardware write protected Dr_JRE a b G Storage August 12, 2012 5:45:34 PM You are going to need to download linux and run a live disk to change the SATA settings on the drive. Let's unlock it: $ sudo hdparm --user-master u --security-unlock p /dev/sdx security_password="p" /dev/sdx: Issuing SECURITY_UNLOCK command, password="p", user=user and disable security: $ sudo hdparm --user-master u --security-disable p /dev/sdx security_password="p" /dev/sdx: Issuing SECURITY_DISABLE command, password="p", user=user Now we're good: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdx ... Security: Master password revision code = 65534 supported not enabled not locked not frozen Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum" Disk is Write Protected " warning ForumThe Disk is write-protected . Remove the write -protection ForumUSB Flash Disk write protected ForumThe disk is not full and write protected , what can i do? ForumThis disk is write protected ForumNew hard drive write protected ForumSoftware to format a write protected hard disk ForumThe Disk is write-protected . Remove the write -protection ForumSATA HD, worked briefly, now reports ( hard ) disk is write protected ? ForumDrive not ready or disc write protected ForumExternal hard disk write protected ForumUSB Stick is write protected , how do I remove this protection? ForumMake sure the disk is not write protected ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumSsd not show in hardware Forum[Solved] My computer isn't detecting my hard drive ForumHard disk errors ForumMy pc load all hardware and at the Microsoft loading screen (parallel green line ForumIs my hard drive DOA? ForumWhy have hard drive prices gone up? Will they come back down? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !