Hard disk hardware write protected

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hard disk hardware write protected
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  1. 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
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