Unlock password protected SDD

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  1. john1million

    john1million MDL Novice

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    #1 john1million, Jul 18, 2015
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    Hi,

    I recently made the mistake of password protecting a new SDD on my Acer 7740g laptop which I then proceeded to destroy. I know the SDD is fine and I know the password for it.

    I have tried using this drive in another laptop (a Lenovo T520) and it rejects the password. Is there any way of recovering the drive? I'm not bothered about the data on it, I just want to use it elsewhere.

    If it helps it's a Kingston drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. ding0

    ding0 MDL Novice

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    You said the drive is destroyed? How would you try to use it in another computer?
     
  3. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Does it live? :rolleyes:
     
  4. john1million

    john1million MDL Novice

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    I destoyed the laptop, not the SSD. :eek:
     
  5. john1million

    john1million MDL Novice

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    I haven't tried that, thanks for pointing it out. I'm away from home at the moment and will try it when I get back.

    Fingers crossed.:biggrin:
     
  6. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    [My usual password rant]: Security, either you have it or you don't. You can't have it 99 44/100% of the time and then, for convenience, do a quick little bypass. Besides, if you could bypass it any time you wished, so could anyone - that would be zero security. I hope you can remember your password. And, no offense, I hope you can't crack it. I have all of my drives password protected. If my laptop(s) are stolen, I'd like to think of how pissed off the thief would be, realizing they stole a doorstop.
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #8 LatinMcG, Aug 19, 2015
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    ehe just bought an acer 5570 ( forgot its friends) laptop at pawnshop for 80$ .. was 109 with a bios pwd.. then some wanabe goes and puts hdd pass. then price was 80 lol.
    the girl said she tried it all and i wont be able to.

    i told her im not new at this.. she laughed.
    2 hrs later i drove back to say thanks with laptop working new win7 from win8 it had.

    i had to use a gigabyte desktop due to sata issue and the ZU.exe with error noqrc.
     
  8. John Sutherland

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  9. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Great. So I'm tiptoeing through the tulips here in my own little world of denial? I'll grab ZU and see what I can do with it. No desktop here, have to make due with the laptops. Drives are 128/256GB Samsung and Crucial. Thanks for the heads up. No point in passwording a drive if it means nothing.

    (Every once in a while, I'll see a laptop on eBay, really cheap 'cause it has a password. If ZU works, there could be some sweet deals for those interested).
     
  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    not all laptops work! for sure dell and acer dont, even with settings changed sata ahci to ide..
    and not all drive models work. likely ssd wont and some toshiba or hitachi.