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#1 xydrothedusk

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:45 PM

recently a friend screwed up the control bored for his 2tb Western Digital external hard drive, the port on the control bored came off pulling some pieces of the bored as well and the control bored itself is not sold separately (lucky me free 2tb hard drive lol). I want to wipe the drive and use it as a internal for my computer, it is password protected and i am not sure if i need a program that will just wipe the drive and the password or if i need to crack it first to do it.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:49 PM

Use Darik's Boot and Nuke(dban)available at dban dot org. It's all you'll need to do a low level format.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

is there a way to crack the passcode and save the content on the hard drive?

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:51 PM

Well...I'm not sure it's possible to password-protect a drive which is not a boot drive. It's more likely that some encryption software was used on the drive.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=password-protected%20external%20drive&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=18775b43b0670ef8&biw=1440&bih=699&pf=p&pdl=3000

I can't answer any questions about encryption software...never had desire/need to experiment with such. Since anything on a hard drive as O/S, program, data, etc...is removed by wiping the drive clean...I would think encryption is not an obstacle to wiping the drive and reusing it.

<<is there a way to crack the passcode and save the content on the hard drive?>>

Unless you know the passcode...I doubt it.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

i know the passcode, only thing is its a external WD and usually shows up under the Western Digital Smartware, but since the conrtol bored is messed up i tried plugging it up in place of my second hard drive, and the computer doesn't even recognize it, i dun kno much in this area, so i prolly missed something




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