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Unlocking a Freecom Mobile Drive XXS

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Problem

My Freecom Mobile Drive XXS was locked by trying the secure erase.

Solution

Boot with Parted Magic. Start a terminal.

Welcome - Parted Magic (Linux 4.4.2-pmagic64)

Look at the hard disk info.

root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -I /dev/sdc

Result:

/dev/sdc:

ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number:       SAMSUNG HM160HX                         
    Serial Number:      287011CQ832358
    Firmware Revision:  QDU00-12
    Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5
Standards:
    Used: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0 
    Supported: 8 7 6 5 & some of 8
Configuration:
    Logical     max current
    cylinders   16383   16383
    heads       16  16
    sectors/track   63  63
    --
    CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
    LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
    LBA48  user addressable sectors:  312581808
    Logical/Physical Sector size:           512 bytes
    device size with M = 1024*1024:      152627 MBytes
    device size with M = 1000*1000:      160041 MBytes (160 GB)
    cache/buffer size  = 8192 KBytes (type=DualPortCache)
Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Queue depth: 32
    Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
    R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = ?
    Advanced power management level: 254
    Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 0
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 udma7 
         Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
         Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
    Enabled Supported:
            SMART feature set
       *    Security Mode feature set
       *    Power Management feature set
       *    Write cache
       *    Look-ahead
       *    Host Protected Area feature set
       *    WRITE_BUFFER command
       *    READ_BUFFER command
       *    NOP cmd
       *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Advanced Power Management feature set
            SET_MAX security extension
            Automatic Acoustic Management feature set
       *    48-bit Address feature set
       *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
       *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
       *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
       *    SMART error logging
       *    SMART self-test
       *    General Purpose Logging feature set
       *    64-bit World wide name
       *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
       *    Write-Read-Verify feature set
       *    WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
       *    {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
       *    Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
       *    Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
       *    Phy event counters
            DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
            Device-initiated interface power management
       *    Software settings preservation
       *    SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
       *    SCT Read/Write Long (AC1), obsolete
       *    SCT Write Same (AC2)
       *    SCT Error Recovery Control (AC3)
       *    SCT Features Control (AC4)
       *    SCT Data Tables (AC5)
Security: 
    Master password revision code = 65534
        supported
        enabled
        locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    Security level high
    60min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 60min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 50f0000031832358
    NAA     : 5
    IEEE OUI    : 0f0000
    Unique ID   : 031832358
Checksum: correct

Security is enabled. It’s locked.

Type the unlock command.

root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm --security-unlock "" /dev/sdc

Result:

security_password: ""

/dev/sdc:
 Issuing SECURITY_UNLOCK command, password="", user=user

Look at the hard disk info.

root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -I /dev/sdc

Result:

/dev/sdc:

ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number:       SAMSUNG HM160HX                         
    Serial Number:      287011CQ832358
    Firmware Revision:  QDU00-12
    Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5
Standards:
    Used: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0 
    Supported: 8 7 6 5 & some of 8
Configuration:
    Logical     max current
    cylinders   16383   16383
    heads       16  16
    sectors/track   63  63
    --
    CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
    LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
    LBA48  user addressable sectors:  312581808
    Logical/Physical Sector size:           512 bytes
    device size with M = 1024*1024:      152627 MBytes
    device size with M = 1000*1000:      160041 MBytes (160 GB)
    cache/buffer size  = 8192 KBytes (type=DualPortCache)
Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Queue depth: 32
    Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
    R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = ?
    Advanced power management level: 254
    Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 0
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 udma7 
         Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
         Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
    Enabled Supported:
            SMART feature set
       *    Security Mode feature set
       *    Power Management feature set
       *    Write cache
       *    Look-ahead
       *    Host Protected Area feature set
       *    WRITE_BUFFER command
       *    READ_BUFFER command
       *    NOP cmd
       *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Advanced Power Management feature set
            SET_MAX security extension
            Automatic Acoustic Management feature set
       *    48-bit Address feature set
       *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
       *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
       *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
       *    SMART error logging
       *    SMART self-test
       *    General Purpose Logging feature set
       *    64-bit World wide name
       *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
       *    Write-Read-Verify feature set
       *    WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
       *    {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
       *    Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
       *    Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
       *    Phy event counters
            DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
            Device-initiated interface power management
       *    Software settings preservation
       *    SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
       *    SCT Read/Write Long (AC1), obsolete
       *    SCT Write Same (AC2)
       *    SCT Error Recovery Control (AC3)
       *    SCT Features Control (AC4)
       *    SCT Data Tables (AC5)
Security: 
    Master password revision code = 65534
        supported
        enabled
    not locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    Security level high
    60min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 60min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 50f0000031832358
    NAA     : 5
    IEEE OUI    : 0f0000
    Unique ID   : 031832358
Checksum: correct

Security is enabled. It’s unlocked.

Type the command to disable the security.

root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm --security-disable "" /dev/sdc

Result:

security_password: ""

/dev/sdc:
 Issuing SECURITY_DISABLE command, password="", user=user

Look at the hard disk info.

root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -I /dev/sdc

Result:

/dev/sdc:

ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number:       SAMSUNG HM160HX                         
    Serial Number:      287011CQ832358
    Firmware Revision:  QDU00-12
    Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5
Standards:
    Used: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0 
    Supported: 8 7 6 5 & some of 8
Configuration:
    Logical     max current
    cylinders   16383   16383
    heads       16  16
    sectors/track   63  63
    --
    CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
    LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
    LBA48  user addressable sectors:  312581808
    Logical/Physical Sector size:           512 bytes
    device size with M = 1024*1024:      152627 MBytes
    device size with M = 1000*1000:      160041 MBytes (160 GB)
    cache/buffer size  = 8192 KBytes (type=DualPortCache)
Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Queue depth: 32
    Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
    R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = ?
    Advanced power management level: 254
    Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 0
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 udma7 
         Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
         Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
    Enabled Supported:
            SMART feature set
            Security Mode feature set
       *    Power Management feature set
       *    Write cache
       *    Look-ahead
       *    Host Protected Area feature set
       *    WRITE_BUFFER command
       *    READ_BUFFER command
       *    NOP cmd
       *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Advanced Power Management feature set
            SET_MAX security extension
            Automatic Acoustic Management feature set
       *    48-bit Address feature set
       *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
       *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
       *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
       *    SMART error logging
       *    SMART self-test
       *    General Purpose Logging feature set
       *    64-bit World wide name
       *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
       *    Write-Read-Verify feature set
       *    WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
       *    {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
       *    Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
       *    Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
       *    Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
       *    Phy event counters
            DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
            Device-initiated interface power management
       *    Software settings preservation
       *    SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
       *    SCT Read/Write Long (AC1), obsolete
       *    SCT Write Same (AC2)
       *    SCT Error Recovery Control (AC3)
       *    SCT Features Control (AC4)
       *    SCT Data Tables (AC5)
Security: 
    Master password revision code = 65534
        supported
    not enabled
    not locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    60min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 60min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 50f0000031832358
    NAA     : 5
    IEEE OUI    : 0f0000
    Unique ID   : 031832358
Checksum: correct

Security is disabled. It’s unlocked.

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