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Date:      Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:35:47 +0200
From:      "C. P. Ghost" <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Unlocking HDD ATA password
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On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Polytropon <> wrote:
> I have a question regarding the use (or the "make usable again")
> of hard disks locked with ATA password: I have a Samsung disk
> (2.5" with PATA interface) and approx. 160 GB capacity which
> is locked by some ATA password which nobody knows.
> What tool is to be used in FreeBSD to transmit the password to
> the unit in order to "wake it up"?

camcontrol(8) maybe? After some patching?

I have not tried it and don't know if it is what you need;
I just found it while googling.


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