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On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 02:22:18PM -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I wish it was that simple.  The hard drive is locked, has a password.
> Someone locked it.

Welcome to the new 'security'.  Yes, drives can be locked, and at this
point it's vendor-specific.  The locking is in the drive firmware; talk
to the manufacturer.  If you're lucky, they have a utility (probably
Windows based (frownyifIdidfrownyswhichIdon't).  If not, it's good for
skipping over a pond.

Worse, there's a new "standard" being proposed for such drive
locking--which doesn't specify overrides or resets.  I'm going to hate
this cr*p when clients come up and ask how to recover their data,
because they forgot their hard disk password...
--
	Dave Ihnat
	President, DMINET Consulting, Inc.
	dihnat@xxxxxxxxxx

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