09-21-2019 07:25 PM
I have bought a Sandisk X300M.2 SSD from someone online without letting me that it is password protected or he wasn't aware at all. When I tried hdparm tool with all its parameters all I can get is:
SECURITY_UNLOCK : Input/Output error
Trust me I have tried every possible parameters I found many forums but hdparm won't serve at all.
Then I fould the SanDisk Crypto Erase Tool which was promosing at begining except that when I have created the the bootable usb to boot up with I get stuck at first screen which asks for the SSD password.
Is it possible for a workaround to solve this issue?
I appreciate anyone can help on this.
09-24-2019 07:46 AM
You most likely need to unlock with is a PSID Tool. If you look on the SSD there is a 32 character (3 sets of 8) PSID. From what I have looked up get a hold of samsung tech support. Tell them the password has been lost and it needs to be reverted and unlocked. They should give you a tool that you boot off of and then you can revert it back to an unlocked state.
09-25-2019 11:20 AM
Thank you Nashia for the respons.
As you can see in the attached photo. There is no sign of PSID on the M.2 SSD drive. I have reached out to Sandisk support team and they said we can't help you out as the drive's warranty has expired and we can offer any support.
What I am looking for now is if there is a way to bypass the SSD password that prompts at the boots so I can run the password cleaner when the drive plugged to the mother as all the steps I have done is through the USB port.