DriveLock or ATA-3 Secured drives - wiping?
Posted on 2004-08-23
I have two 12Gb hard drives, both used in a Compaq Armada M300 laptop.
Both drives were configured with Drivelock, which, according to Compaq/HP is based on the ATA-3 Security specification. The laptop has since died and I seem to have no way of recovering the drives. I'm not bothered about recovering the data, just cleaning the drives for use in another machine. However it seems that unless I have an Armada M300 or newer I'm not going to be able.
Is this the case? I really need this in the next 24hrs or I'm screwed, and am going to have to go to a shop (rip off) to buy a new drive suitable for the situation.
Any help much appreciated!