How to Remove a HD / Hard Drive Password / Lock / WITH OUT the laptop

By thehinac ·
Need a actual answer. How to remove a hard drive password. If you don't know how, or have never done this before, then there really isn't a reason for you to reply.

I have a toshiba 2.5" hd that I pulled out of my old thinkpad, I threw the thinkpad away and kept the drive because it had data on it. I had a hd password enabled on it. I do know the password. But I actually threw the old p3 laptop away.
HD model: MK4026GAX

Need to know how to disable a hard drive lock and password to access the volume on it.

Again, if you don't know the answer, don't reply. Take it to the store, call someone, buy something, or use google is not a answer that is exceptable. This is a question looking for a real, testable answer that can be reproduced.

Update** As expected people below with low self esteem that didn't know the answer got marked as spam, but a couple tried and got a thumbs up** Woot!

If anybody else has a idea or solutions please leave a reply.

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Without the laptop, the only thing I can suggest is you get hold

by Deadly Ernest In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

of a SATA docking station like the one here

Hook it up to your current computer and put the drive in the docking station, when the system asks for the password enter it. That should work unless it's encrypted and the key requires the on drive OS to be running.

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Two and a half years as a TR peer and this is your first ever post ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

Yet, you see fit to dictate terms??!!

Take yer hard drive and shove it!

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high five

by computechdan In reply to Two and a half years as a ...

and two thumbs up

now for the standard reply

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Um, get stuffed?

by seanferd In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

Your post isn't "exceptable" (sic).

Don't throw out your laptop next time, when you have a password set on the drive.

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But, Seanferd old mate, he needs "a actually answer" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Um, get stuffed?

He is clearly the acception to the rule.

Edited for a more 'old-pals title' ...

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Yeah, I know...

by seanferd In reply to But, Seanferd old mate, h ...

I shouldn't have replied, as I didn't have a solution, er, a actually answer. But I did hold off pressing a few more buttons that were made available. I try to avoid being snarky, but sometimes I just can't help myself.


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Delete this.

by OnTheRopes In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

I want to see you do it.

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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal.

by computechdan In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

Do not respond to this thread.

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Use MHDD32

by IC-IT In reply to How to Remove a HD / Hard ...

Then at the prompt type in unlock.
You will then have a prompt to enter your password.
Shouldn't be a problem since you remember it. :-)

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