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I've got a Maxtor Blackarmour 160 GB hard drive and am locked out

I've got a Maxtor Blackarmour 160 GB hard drive. I completely forgot password and am now locked out. How do re-activate it? Not clear form manual.

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Hard drive passwords are embedded in the firmware of the drive itself. You need to try to find out what the password was.

There is an article about this at this site.

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I Have a Maxtor blackArmor personal storage drive. I have forgotten the pass word to it. It wont let me change the password without knowing the original password. It has our family pictures on it tha


Well, according to Maxtor, there's nothing you can do to recover the password. I suppose that's the point of having a secure drive like that. Here is an excerpt from their FAQ:

"What do I do if I lose or forget my BlackArmor drive's Password?
There is no way to recover a lost/forgotten password. In the event that this happens, you must perform a KeyEraseTM using the Maxtor Manager software. Once erased, you will have to reconfigure, repartition and reformat before redeployment/use."

Maxtor BlackArmor Frequently Asked Questions

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Hard drive capacity


It's 10.2 GB


Maxtor 10.2 GB UDMA/66 7200 RPM IDE Hard Drive

General Features:
10.2 GB formatted capacity
UDMA/66
7200 RPM spindle speed
2 MB buffer
9.0 ms average access time
4.17 ms average latency
E-IDE/ATAPI interface
3.5-inch form factor

Notes:
Drive only
Maxtor model #: 51024U2

Additional Information:

Product Requirements

IDE controller
IDE cable
Available 3.5-inch drive bay
Available 4-pin power connector

Jun 28, 2012 | Maxtor Computers & Internet

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Code da620000 what is capacity


It's 10.2 GB


Maxtor 10.2 GB UDMA/66 7200 RPM IDE Hard Drive

General Features:
10.2 GB formatted capacity
UDMA/66
7200 RPM spindle speed
2 MB buffer
9.0 ms average access time
4.17 ms average latency
E-IDE/ATAPI interface
3.5-inch form factor

Notes:
Drive only
Maxtor model #: 51024U2

Additional Information:

Product Requirements...

IDE controller
IDE cable
Available 3.5-inch drive bay
Available 4-pin power connector

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I've a Fujitsu MHV2080At like external disk and from some days PC don't recognize Hard disk and this is "dead" , the led's are ok when i connect USB but the head of hard disk don0t...


  1. Serial ATA:  If you have a 3.0 Gbit/sec SATA drive that is not being detected by your 1.5Gb/sec SATA controller, or it causes your system to lock up when connected to a 1.5 Gbit/sec SATA controller, you may need to jumper your 3.0 Gbit/sec SATA drive to the slower speed of 1.5 Gbit/sec for the system to recognize it properly. For further information on changing the jumper setting to slow down your SATA drive's transfer rate, please see Document ID: 193775
    -48-8s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Seagate SATA drives 
    -48-9s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Maxtor-brand SATA drives 

    ATA:  It is recommended that all Seagate ATA hard disks supporting the Cable Select jumper option be configured as Cable Select. If your computer system was built prior to October 1998 and does not support UDMA 66 or greater you will be required to use the Master/Slave jumper settings. 

    -48-10s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Seagate ATA drives 
    -48-11s.jpg -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Maxtor-brand ATA drives 

    When using Cable Select jumper settings on your ATA drive, all devices connected to the UDMA cable must also use the Cable Select setting. The cable decides master/slave device detection when the cable select jumper settings are used. Please consult Document ID: 196299 for further instructions. 

  2. Faulty Hard Drive

    If you have completed the above checks and procedures and the drive is still not properly detected, please attempt to use Seatools for DOS (see the tutorial here) to test the drive.  If SeaTools does not detect the drive after the steps followed above, or an error code that signifies drive failure displays, please proceed to the our Warranty Services page to begin a warranty replacement order.

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I need software for Maxtor (160 gb) onetouch 4 mini OS X 11.4


Maxtor is now part of Seagate, so your first step should be http://www.seagate.com

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How to unlock my hard drive?


throw it away and buy a new one....that the best solution i have

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160 gb hard disk


Some of its space is use for table allocation or indexing .

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Password


hi, i should be able to help, do you know what software you used to put the password on, like was it windows xp, or was it a unique password software that came with the drive..
Happy New Year
John

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