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==Tools==
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* [http://www.vidstrom.net/stools/taft/ TAFT (The ATA Forensics Tool)] claims the ability to look at and change the HPA and DCO settings.
  
A '''hard disk drive (HDD)''' is a non-volatile storage device which stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.
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* [http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/SAFE-Block.shtml SAFE-Block], claims the ability to temporarily remove the HPA and remove the DCO and later return it to its original state.
  
== See Also ==
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==References==
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CW4-4HR72JM-2&_user=3326500&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000060280&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=3326500&md5=030e6e2928779b385c76658736d11b98 Methods of discovery and exploitation of Host Protected Areas on IDE storage devices that conform to ATAPI-4], Mark Bedford, Digital Investigation, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2005, Pages 268-275
  
* [[Hard Drive Passwords]]
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* [http://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/ecii/publications/articles/EFE36584-D13F-2962-67BEB146864A2671.pdf Hidden Disk Areas: HPA and DCO], Mayank R. Gupta, Michael D. Hoeschele, Marcus K. Rogers, International Journal of Digital Evidence, Fall 2006, Volume 5, Issue 1
 
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== Links ==
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* [http://www.deadharddrive.com/ My Dead Hard Drive story or How I restored my save games]
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Revision as of 20:05, 16 December 2008

Tools

  • SAFE-Block, claims the ability to temporarily remove the HPA and remove the DCO and later return it to its original state.

References

  • Hidden Disk Areas: HPA and DCO, Mayank R. Gupta, Michael D. Hoeschele, Marcus K. Rogers, International Journal of Digital Evidence, Fall 2006, Volume 5, Issue 1