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Some hard drives support passwords. These passwords can be implemented in computer's operating system, its BIOS, or even in the hard drive's firmware.  Passwords implemented in the OS are the easiest to remove, those in the firmware are the hardest.
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== Disadvantages ==
  
Sometimes people use the term "password" but the hard drive is really [[Full Disk Encryption|encrypted]], and the password is used to unlock a decryption key. These passwords cannot be removed — the encryption key must be cracked or discovered through another means.
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Just in case, my [[ALT Linux Rescue]] LiveCD is a part of regular builds project thus updates happen weekly; using current/unstable Sisyphus repository helps maintain recent kernel and baseline utilities (although special packages still might lack attention at times).
  
=Vendors=
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It doesn't tackle the "no simple way to reconfigure" as the packages get included as is -- so fixing those is the proposed way (but then again TSK is built with AFF support in ALT), and additional/updated packages can be installed in runtime too. --[[User:MShigorin|MShigorin]] ([[User talk:MShigorin|talk]]) 07:23, 23 April 2014 (CDT)
* Disklabs (www.disklabs.com) is able to remove some forms of hard drive passwords.
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* Dell will assist law enforcement in removing the passwords from password-protected hard drives. You need to provide Dell with a copy of the search warrant and the computer's service tag #. Reportedly this can be done over the phone, once you have a good relationship with Dell.
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* [http://www.hdd.profesjonalnie.pl/to.php Seagate HDD Service Device for 2,5" drives BASIC Kit]: The tool works with 2,5" drives of Seagate. Main functionality - ATA PASSWORD removal from 2,5" drives.
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* [http://www.acelaboratory.com/pc3000.htm PC-3000 for Windows] has "An opportunity to unlock USER and MASTER passwords used in a HDD".
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* [http://www.hdd-tools.com/products/rrs/ With Repair Station you can remove an unknown ATA-password; both security levels are supported: High and Maximum]
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* [http://www.vogon-investigation.com/password-cracker-solution.htm Using the Vogon Password Cracker POD, the protection from the drive can be removed]
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Latest revision as of 07:23, 23 April 2014

Disadvantages

Just in case, my ALT Linux Rescue LiveCD is a part of regular builds project thus updates happen weekly; using current/unstable Sisyphus repository helps maintain recent kernel and baseline utilities (although special packages still might lack attention at times).

It doesn't tackle the "no simple way to reconfigure" as the packages get included as is -- so fixing those is the proposed way (but then again TSK is built with AFF support in ALT), and additional/updated packages can be installed in runtime too. --MShigorin (talk) 07:23, 23 April 2014 (CDT)