Sending ATA security unlock 0xF2 in Windows
I am trying to apply the recommendations from: Sending ATA commands directly to device in Windows? My goal is to send ATA 0xF2 (security unlock-0xF2) to the just connected via USB (usb to SATA) SSD, which was locked previously with known password. The same issue in Linux was extensively tested with hdparm utility and works fine. I tried this code on Win-7,8,10 - all versions return error code 50 (the request is not supported). For the test purpose I issued 0xEC command worked fine. How do I push this 0xF2 ATA command to the SSD? Any hints/thoughts/help will be highly appreciated. windows security device ioctl ata edited May 23 '17 at 12:16
asked Aug 12 '15 at 8:54
Firstly, don't use the ATA security commands through a USB adapter. They are known to malfunction and can result in a locked disk that won't accept the original password. There is no built in command in Windows to do this. There is a tool called Victoria which can send ATA commands. http://malthus.mooo.com/viewtopic.php?t=1072 edited May 3 '16 at 18:16
answered May 3 '16 at 18:10
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