Hitachi Travelstar unlock HDDs

By Mr.Infamous
Mar 22, 2008
  1. I have no idea how you are able, but I would like the ability to unlock Hdd's, especially mobile ones. I build PC's as a hobby, for people, and also on a business level. I have run across this situation many times, especially with disgruntled employees turning laptops in. I have a HITACHI Travelstar hdd locked. The model number is HTS541060G9AT00. If you could help me find a way to get this thing cracked open, your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Daniel.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It's easy. You just put in the password and then unlock the drive.
  3. Mr.Infamous

    Mr.Infamous TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, perhaps i'll elaborate. I am the second owner of a 710m Dell Laptop. The Service tag # is 7MZBM91. The Bios and the HDD are locked, and no, I don't know either password. If you guys could help me that would be wonderful. I have already swapped hard drives, but i'd like to recover the drive that was in it, and get the bios opened. Thanks.
  4. ZenMatrix

    ZenMatrix TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Bios the only way to reset it would be to open up the laptop and there might be a jumper to reset the password or could try to see if there is a bios battery that is replacable and for the password hook it up to another computer and try to do a secure erase and a program like hdderase will try to erase the hpa section and the area where the password be and it also might be password is in the bios not the hdd.
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