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I have a seagte momentus hard drive, need master password

I have a seagte momentus hard drive and need the master password for the atalock of it. the hard drive itself is locked via the atalock command. it is a seagate momentus hard drive. i cannot find a master password for it, but have for other models. i have tried atapwd to remove it, but my laptop disables the controller if you do not put in the correct password.

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You will haveto ask seagate forthat information

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