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How to Format HP Secure Hard Disks?


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#1 Netghost56

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:25 PM

I've been asked to repurpose 2 Seagate drives that came out of HP printers. When mounted to PCs they are IDed as "HP Secure Hard Disk". They cannot be accessed in Windows Explorer for the typical format. I tried DBAN and it reported error "Could not access sector ####" (starting from 0 and ran though all sectors). I then tried ActiveKillDisk and while it progressed 0-100% it returned the same error.

I'm going to try SDelete next, but not feeling confident it will work.

 

Is there any software that will allow you to wipe these drives?

 

Would HP Disk Sanitizer work? I've never used it.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:50 PM

See HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk Setup Guide



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 03:29 PM

What if all I have are the drives? I don't have a printer to mount it in.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:02 PM

I don't know if there is a way to mount the drives without the printer.  You may want to query this on HP's forum.






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