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Old 06-20-2006, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wipe a drive, low tech style?

I have a drive that in advertantly got a HDDPassword on it (Hard Drive Lock), i don't know what the PW, i'm prepared to buy a new drive anyway, BUT is their the posibility that i can manualy (Very Powerful Electro Magnet) (yes i have one) wipe the drive and be able to use it after, or will the EM simply render it fuctionless?

This is a last ditch effort to make the drive useable again, b/c of lock nothing will work, absolutely nothing, belive me i have tried every form of wipe.

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Old 06-20-2006, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Won't work. The problem is on a chip embedded on the hard drive with the encrypted password that has locked the drive. Magnetic wipe won't do anything to fix the problem. You're done. Use the new drive.

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Old 06-20-2006, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try a bootable partitioner. If all else fails, then smash it with a hammer. Very good stress-reliever. I prefer to open the drives first, then smashing all the parts individually. Start with the caseing, and work your way to the read/write head (make nice ear-rings), and finish with the actual disc. fyi, dont try to get your dog to catch the disc. Its not a frisbee. Its very heavy, and the dog will try.


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Old 06-20-2006, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys, i'll get my sledge hammer out :P
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