ATA Password delete HDD/SSD

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  1. 8560p

    8560p MDL Novice

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    i have a intel SSD 520 with 180GB with ATA password
    i cant delte the ssd i tried with CMD clean works but not create partition primary
    i get CRC fail

    anyone a idea how i can delte the SSD to use it normaly
     
  2. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Have you reinserted your SSD properly? If it is using SATA cable try to check if it is inserted very well.
     
  3. Joe C

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  4. Joe C

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    Hopefully your correct LatinMcG and the drive is not password locked
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    secure erase should wipe it.
     
  6. Joe C

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  7. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Senior Member

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    I think everyone is waiting for this question to be answered: Do your know the password or not? There's not much sense in offering you any advice on how to erase this SSD if it's based on the wrong answer to this question.

    Now onto the topic of CRC errors. They can be caused by a variety of issues:

    1.) A bad SATA cable or bad cable connection; Hadron-Curious already mentioned this.

    2.) The cable is not connected to either Port 0 or Port 1 on the motherboard, which are usually reserved for use with SSD's.

    3.) AHCI Mode is not enabled in the BIOS settings.

    4.) (Sometimes) Using Microsoft's generic SATA drivers instead of using Intel's RST drivers.

    5.) There are bad blocks on the SSD; it is failing.

    There are basically two ways to secure erase a SSD and start over:

    1.) Use Partition Magic to perform a SATA Secure Erase - you must have the password in order to do this!

    2.) Perform a PSID Revert - also referred to as "crypto-erase" - using manufacturer supplied software and the 32 character PSID printed somewhere on the SSD's label. This option is only available on TCP Opal 2.0 compliant SSD's; unfortunately the Intel 520 series does not fall into this category.
     
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  10. EFA11

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    buying a new one would be the option then, since formatting wont remove the password :p