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#1 sparkac

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 11:29 PM

what exactly does hard drive locking do, specificly where is the key stored,
is it stored on the actual disk or on an a seperate chip on the controller,
because if it is on the disk, a low level format could reset it

Does anyone know?

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#2 bleugh

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 07:04 AM

yep, it's a noob question!

havent any idea what the answer is though, I think it's in the controller of the HDD, and is unique for every HDD (kinda like a serial number)

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:52 AM

It is stored on the hard drive electronics... probably in an eeprom or flash device. And no.. a low level format wouldn't work since the drive wont except _any_ ata commands (except of course the unlock ata command) until it's unlocked.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:55 AM

doesnt the xbox work it out, from the serial number and the eeprom and stuff?


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Posted 09 October 2003 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (wailer6084 @ Oct 9 2003, 06:52 AM)
It is stored on the hard drive electronics... probably in an eeprom or flash device. And no.. a low level format wouldn't work since the drive wont except _any_ ata commands (except of course the unlock ata command) until it's unlocked.

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