I have the password, but the computer it came from got fried.
It is a SATA hard drive (Western Digital Scorpio Blue) from an Acer laptop.
I have a SATA to USB connector, when I try to use that, the drive just shows up as uninitialized.
I have another laptop that I can put the hard drive in, the password prompt appears, but this laptop (a toshiba) only handles passwords less than 8 chars, when mine is 10 chars, so it fails to authenticate.
What is need is one of two things:
(1) some way to unlock the drive with the password though the adapter.
(2) some way to unlock the drive on a live boot