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 SolvedSoftware to format a write protected hard disk Forum my extarnal hard disk is write protected... Forum External hard disk write protected Forum How to remove write protected external hard-disk? Forum SATA HD, worked briefly, now reports (hard) disk is write protected? Forum Write protected hard disk drive Forum How to format a write protect WD external hard drive/disk Forum Write/Disk Protect on external hard drive Forum SolvedPendriver says "This disk is write protected" :( Forum Solveddisk write protected Forum SolvedDisk is write protected usb Forum SolvedThe Disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection Forum SolvedWhat is write protected disk Forum External hard drive not showing in My Computer but detected in devices and printers (write protected) Forum Shared disk on a dlink modem has gone write protected. Forum SolvedDISK IS WRITE PROTECTED Forum SolvedHttp://www tomshardware com/forum/204894-32-disk-write-protected-remove-write-pr Forum BootSector Virus write protect...and freeze hard disks Forum My removable disk is somehow write protected Forum how to format a write protected san disk sd card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !