|I have seen lots of questions here regarding password-locked disk drives, but none asking what I require.|
I was given two 4-year-old 500GB Western Digital drives that suffered that random mysterious password lockup that others have written about. I don't care what's on these drives, I don't want to recover any data, I am not interested in applying military-level security ... I just want to club these babies over the head and reformat them to a completely blank state. No clandestine or malevolent intent here -- its just that these drives are still in superb shape and I want to get them back in action.
Boot n Nuke from the Ultimate Boot CD hasn't helped. Is there anything out there short of an acetylene torch that will only perform a big dumb wipe, password and all?
Thanks very much.