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Hard disk hardware write protected

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a b G Storage
August 12, 2012 4:27:03 PM

Hello,
hard disk hardware write protected
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
!