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FKřiv
Beginner
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Password protected SSD

Hi,

 

I bought for a small fortune (at least for me) Intel 530 Series 480GB. Sadly the guy who sold me the drive somehow forgot to say that the SSD is protected by ATA password. I don't care the slightest about the data, I just want to format the drive and use it as system disk. Is there any way to remove the password? It is the type of password where it is needed on PC startup. Victoria shows Security: ON, MAX, LOCKED. Please, tell me there is hope... Thank you very much
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AlHill
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I love these SSD password protected issues.

No, there is nothing you can do, except to take the SSD to your favourite recycling facility, or dispose of it properly.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello krivulak.

 

 

Thank you for contacting Intel technical support.

 

 

Intel does not have a tool to unlock any kind of SSD protection.

 

 

We recommend you the following:

 

  1. To contact the place of purchase to get a replacement for this device or a refund for this product.
  2. To get in contact with the seller for him to remove the security on this device.
  3. To avoid this kind of problems in the future we recommend you to purchase our products from an authorized distributor or reseller, a list of the resellers can be found on the following link:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/find-a-reseller.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/find-a-reseller.html

 

 

We hope you find this information useful.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Josh B.

 

Intel Customer Support

 

FKřiv
Beginner
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Oh, great. So I got scammed. No refund possible, no possible way of getting password from original owner.

 

 

Thank you for your time
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