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Hitachi HTS543225A7A384 Locked! Any chance of unlocking?

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September 24, 2012 4:19:07 PM

I have a HDD that i took out from a laptop and i haven`t been able to unlock it since. Before removed, the laptop use to ask for a password every time the laptop was switched on, right at the beginning. It`s not a windows password, that would of been easy. My friend forgot the password and he had to replace the HDD. I got the locked one and just found it. Now i`m wondering if i can get any use out of it or should i just throw it. I tried some unlock software but apparently the Hitachi is not supported.
Any advice?
Thank you.

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September 24, 2012 4:43:47 PM

Get an external usb hook up and wipe it clean
September 24, 2012 5:25:56 PM

cbrunnem said:
Get an external usb hook up and wipe it clean

Tried that. Connected the Hdd to my pc but windows doesn`t see it.
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September 25, 2012 3:09:18 PM

fzabkar said:
If the drives' master password has not been changed from its factory default, then an ATA Secure Erase should recover the drive.

Link not working. I do`nt think the master password was changed. THX
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