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ATA is the primary way that mass storage devices are internally attached to PCs.

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Set standby timeout for Seagate drive

I recently built a NAS running Debian 12 with 3 3To Seagate Iron Wolf. To save power, I would like the drives to enter standby mode after a 30 minutes. For this, I used hdparm -S 241 <drive> to ...
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Can't access my data on old HDD, the USB adapter shows only Windows and program files [closed]

I have an old 2.5 ATA/IDE HDD, since my PC had problems with the motherboard I bought a ATA/IDE USB adapter. It does connect to the PC from the adapter, but I can only access the Windows installation ...
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On the screen appears SSD locked and Enter user password: I never entered any password

I have an Acer Veriton desktop PC running Windows 11 Pro. One day I turn on the PC and suddenly it appears: "SSD Locked" And then: "Enter User Password" Windows won't start. I ...
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Can an SSD locked by ATA password be formatted with Diskpart "Clean" command? And would that erase the ATA password?

Can an SSD locked by ATA password be formatted with Diskpart "Clean" command? If the answer is “Yes,” does the formatting also erase the ATA password?
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What does "partition access restriction" entail?

The database entries on the SMARTHDD website (example) have an entry called "partition access restriction". What is this feature and what does it do? I searched the internet for a feature ...
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Do ATA security commands include one for write protection?

ATA drives include a security command set that can be disabled until the next power cycle by a "security freeze" command. Does this security command set include one that enables write ...
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Best way to crack/remove an ATA password from a HDD without losing data? [duplicate]

I'm looking for advice on the best way to remove (if it's even possible) or to crack an ATA password (bruteforce, dictionary attack etc) since I've got an old HDD from many years back that's protected ...
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How can I boot up an old HDD inside another OS?

I found an old HDD while cleaning out the attic and was wondering if it was possible to see what it contains. The drive is a pATA device manufactured in 2002, so I've had to buy a sATA to pATA adapter....
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Unlocking Seagate Drive with forgotten ATA user password, "bad sense data" error?

I'm trying to unlock a hard drive that was given to me with an unknown user password. My research seems to suggest that this is possible with hdparm if one knows the master password. Resources online ...
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ATA errors on laptop

Once in every 2-3 weeks when i try to open an application on linux, my system freezes for half a minute then continues like nothing happened continuing without issues. My laptop: cpu: ...
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Remove unknown ata password with hdparm

I received 2 320Gb 2.5" harddrives, Toshiba Model Number: MQ01AB032 and Western Digital Model Number: WDC WD3200BPVT-35ZEST0. Both have the same hdparm Security output which I obtained by ...
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How to use SATA disk and IDE disk in one PC?

I have a PC with two disks. The 1st disk is SATA (160 GB) with Windows XP on it. The 2nd disk is IDE (80 GB) with data on it. When I turn on the PC, Windows XP starts but I can only see the 1st disk ...
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Error wiping device: Failed to probe the device 'dev/-sdb' (udisks-error-quark, 0)

My Hard disk was totally fine since I tried to format it using the 'ATA Enhanced Secure Erase' option on gnome disk utility. Now I can not formate or use it. Every time I try to format it this error ...
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Is cluster size always enforced during communication with Hard Drive

My question is about the minimum data block size (cluster, number of sectors) that the OS use to communicate with the hard drive using ATA commands? I know that the physical sector size is 512 Bytes ...
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What N600 mean in disk_id mean in /dev/disk/by-id/

I wanted to generate the file names inside the directory /dev/disk/by-id/. with lsblk i get $ lsblk -o name,model,serial NAME MODEL SERIAL sda HGST HUHXXXX12AL XXXXXXXX ...
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HDD/ATA password incorrect after system crash

Initial situation I have an Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro with Win 8.1 and 2 hard drives. mSATA Liteon SSD (256 GB) - operating system Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB - Data More than a year ago I set a password ...
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How can I mount a drive on an ATA bridge on a mac?

My partner's Windows PC is borked, I took out the mSATA drive and put it in an enclosure to try and recover the files. I only have a Mac. The drive is showing up in System Information: USB to ATA/...
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boot from usb on an old notebook with ide hard drive

i try to boot puppy linux from an usb stick. it works when there is no hdd in the notebooks ide (ata) hdd slot. but when i insert a hard drive, it tries to boot from this one. reconfiguring the ...
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Hdd locked by ata password

I have a 500gb western digital hard drive and I accidentally set an ata password on the hard drive. I tried master passwords, those did not work, I read about hdd unlock wizard, but when i go to there ...
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ata error on not hdd device

So my dmesg is spammed with this over and over again: [ 1478.880795] ata5: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4000000 action 0xe frozen [ 1478.880803] ata5: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status ...
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Remove old ATA password after swapping SSD to new computer

I have a Samsung 850 Pro SSD, that was previously in an old(ish) laptop that only supported legacy bios (not UEFI). I had enabled the ATA password on the drive to activate the self-encryption. I've ...
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Communications between two computers possible without authentication

Situation: To establish communications between two computers, and get ATA over Ethernet/iSCSI/any similar protocols to work so as to connect the storage as a network attachment storage. Problem: I do ...
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HPA and DCO on eMMC disk?

I bought a used Tablet (Pokini Tab A8, should be identical with: Aavamobile Inari 8, Fujitsu Stylistic V535, Wortmann TERRA PAD 885 INDUSTRY, Bressner TOUCAN Mobile 8.3", TETRATAB Casepad 8 and TAROX ...
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HDD password on Dell Precision

Does anyone know exactly how Dell Precision handles HDD passwords? The BIOS allows to set a password for any internal drive, plus an eSata drive. However, during boot, it asks for password for HDD-0 ...
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Does the picture specs means it is an SSD disk?

I would like to know if the next picture means it is an SSD disk and if so why the model name which is KINGSTONE SUV400S37240G ATA DEVICE contains the word ATA:
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HDD recognized as drive on computer, but doesn't allow for file exploration

I've seen several other similar questions about the topic on this site, however none have helped me. I am posting this question in case there is an updated solution to the problem, or if somehow my ...
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How to unlock an ATA-password-locked hard drive?

Something caused my laptop's hard drive to lock itself with an ATA password. Now it asks for a password I don't know when I try to boot the PC. Even the UEFI setup is no longer accessible. It is a ...
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Why does disabling ATA fix "run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config" in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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HDD Guardian reports ATA error

I have just ran HDD Guardian on my Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 hard drive (2.5, 7200rpm) and noticed that the drive reported an ATA error. The error occurred 37 hours (of disk power-on time) ago, and ...
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How to access data on a password-protected SATA hard drive

My Lenovo S10-2 laptop died. I'd like to get the data off the hard drive. The problem is that there is a hard drive password applied to the drive. Of course I know the password, but I have no way of ...
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MBR vs GPT (Logical Block Addressing)

Going through MBR/GPT I'm a bit confused on the transition from MBR (2^32) to GPT (2^64). If you breakdown the history from CHS-to-LBA addressing: CHS (24Bits) - 8GB Limit (1979 - Introduced with "...
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Can you point me to a cable that will connect this motherboard port with this DVD drive?

(Note: This is not a duplicate of my earlier question, in case you're wondering. This question has an entirely different DVD drive!) Here is an image of my laptop motherboard's SATA connector (for a ...
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Connecting two ATA HDDs at same port

Here is an machine with only one ATA port ( rest is some of SATA ). So I need to connect my two ATA hard drives at same port. I've tried to connect them as master and slave, but they don't work in ...
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What are the differences between Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and service area of a HDD/SSD?

I'm confused about the differences between the Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and the service area of a HDD or SSD. From what I gather on the wiki pages, disks can have ...
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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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How do hdparm's -S and -B options interact?

These two options seem confusing. For example: according to the man page -B 254 "does not permit spin-down". However, testing with -B 254 -S 1 the drive does spin down after 5 seconds. -B Query/set ...
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ata1:comreset failed (errno=-32) error while booting brand new computer

I try to install fedora to a new desktop computer I have but I am getting ata1:comreset failed (errno=-32) error while starting fedora installation. After a long while it stars with the installation ...
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Adding Serial ATA driver Windows 7 clean install for Dell Inspiron n5110

I want to try format my Dell notebook with Windows 7 Ultimate. But my ISO pack doesn't have any HDD driver in it. When I come to step 2 for installing Windows 7 the system says "You should have to ...
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Remove Unknown ATA User Password

On a Hitachi 2.5" disk, is there a way to remove an unknown ATA user password? I have access to MHDD, atapwd, etc, but there's not much I can do without actually knowing the password. Erasing the disk ...
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Connecting an ATA disk into an e-SATA input?

I´ve build a new PC and wanted to add my older disks to it (they are not SATA, but ATA). Is there a way to add them as an external drive using the external e-sata input that I have in my case? Thanks!
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Why is "hdparm -w" considered dangerous?

I have an old disk that often gets stuck in some form of loop, and often I need to perform a full reboot to get it "unstuck", whereupon I had found out about the hdparm -w command. However, its ...
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Installing USB to ATA/Atapi bridge driver

I am using Windows XP 64 bit version on Lenovo W520. I am trying to install my devices, I plugged a USB cable that is linked to a SATA interface (to copy from old sata HDD) and when I plug the USB ...
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ATA controller on SATA hard disk

I have a small ATA disk, a big SATA disk, and an old computer that supports only ATA. Can I unscrew the ATA controller from the disk and attach it to the other disk?
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Removing the ATA master password

I was playing around with the ATA security erase on my SSD using hdparm, and I noticed that it works with both user and master passwords. However, I also noticed that invoking a security erase removed ...
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What's the difference between ATA, PATA, and IDE?

If I am not mistaken these names all referrer to the same technology. Are there any differences between them? If not, why does this technology go by so many different names?
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Can I replace an ATA 2.5" HDD with a SATA 2.5" HDD in a laptop?

Are there any connectors available that would allow me to replace an ATA 2.5" hard drive with a SATA 2.5" hard drive in a laptop? Needless to say, it must be slim enough to fit. I am aware that it ...
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Check HDD connection mode (SATA or ATA)

Is it possible under Windows 7 to check whether a particular disk is recognized by Windows as SATA or ATA? I've installed Windows 7 on an old HP laptop with SATA drive. Laptop's hdd in Device Manager ...
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ATA Security (Disk Password) support by Intel P67 chipset motherboards?

I've posted a question about securing data on a HDD, but I believe I won't get much answers, so I'm going on my own idea, that is to use ATA Security feature now present on most drives. My need is to ...
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SATA and ATA as master

Can I have both SATA and ATA as master? If Yes which one is first for booting ?
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