Old means how old?? I have segate ST3500418AS which is 2.5years old. Is this have this security?
If it's sata, then no worries. We're talking ~10 years ago or so. Most drives that old are dead or replaced by now. I do have some drives that old and operational, but I'd expect most people have all newer drives. I just threw that answer out there just in case you did have an old drive.