I've got a problem with my Intel X25-M 80GB SSD drive that was in one of my laptops (Lenovo). Since I've got a few laptops (work and stuff) I didn't touch this laptop a while and I forgot my passwords in this laptop.

I did changed the master password of the SSD and encrypted the data. I did a huge search in the web and I couldn't found a solution to unlock an SSD that is locked (and his master pass has changed).

Really, I've tried anything (partition magic, ubcd, HDDErase, etc) and I can't remove the lock. I don't care about the data inside.

How can I solve this?

  • Without the password you won't be able to unlock it
    – Ramhound
    Nov 30, 2013 at 1:26
  • @Ramhound He may not be able to unlock it, but can he erase it to make the disk useable again? Nov 30, 2013 at 4:40
  • @ScottChamberlain - Doubtful.
    – Ramhound
    Nov 30, 2013 at 5:20
  • i was able to secure erase it with some prog, but it remain locked.
    – dani0160
    Nov 30, 2013 at 23:27
  • afaik without the master password the SSD is bricked
    – Alex
    Jun 30, 2014 at 14:30

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You're dead out of luck. Your only option now is to install a fresh drive and reinstall the OS from scratch.

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