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Intel SSDSC2BW18 format without knowing MasterPassword

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Dante_1987

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Hi All,

I bought a "Intel SSDSC2BW18" 180gb from marktplaats.nl (sort of ebay but dutch)

The problem is there is a password installed (User & Master). I don't know the password and the guy doesn't answer his phone anymore.

What if tried to secure erase it:

0.) Read http://www.overclockers.com/forums/...de-to-wiping-an-SSD-Reset-to-factory-defaults no success.

1.) Windows doesn't recognize the SSD, so i used latest UBCD and/or Parted Magic (2014-04-28)

2.) I have a parted magic log file for failing the secure erase (it also fails when i disable "enhanced", no log file...yet)

Parted Magic 2014_04_28 (hdparm v9.43) Secure Erase Log

Started: Thu Sep 4 21:18:22 UTC 2014
Finished: Thu Sep 4 21:18:28 UTC 2014

INTEL SSDSC2BW18 (/dev/sda) SERIAL NUMBER: CVCV309508F0180EGN SIZE:167.7G RESULTS:Erase Failed
Secure Erase Method: Enhanced Secure Erase

==================================================
INTEL SSDSC2BW18 (/dev/sda)
==================================================

hdparm v9.43

/dev/sda:

ATA device, with non-removable media
Model Number: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H
Serial Number: CVCV309508F0180EGN
Firmware Revision: LCSi
Transport: Serial, SATA Rev 3.0
Standards:
Used: unknown (minor revision code 0xffff)
Supported: 9 8 7 6 5
Likely used: 9
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: 351651888
Logical Sector size: 512 bytes
Physical Sector size: 512 bytes
Logical Sector-0 offset: 0 bytes
device size with M = 1024*1024: 171705 MBytes
device size with M = 1000*1000: 180045 MBytes (180 GB)
cache/buffer size = unknown
Nominal Media Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
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 = 16
Advanced power management level: 254
DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
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
* WRITE_BUFFER command
* READ_BUFFER command
* NOP cmd
* DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
* Advanced Power Management feature set
* 48-bit Address feature set
* Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
* FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
* SMART error logging
* SMART self-test
* General Purpose Logging feature set
* 64-bit World wide name
* WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
* {READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
* Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
* Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
* Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
* Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
* Phy event counters
* unknown 76[15]
* DMA Setup Auto-Activate optimization
Device-initiated interface power management
* Software settings preservation
* SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
* SCT Data Tables (AC5)
* reserved 69[3]
* reserved 69[4]
* Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 1 block)
* Deterministic read data after TRIM
Security:
Master password revision code = 1
supported
enabled
locked
not frozen
not expired: security count
supported: enhanced erase
Security level high
4min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 2min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 55cd2e400001d9cf
NAA : 5
IEEE OUI : 5cd2e4
Unique ID : 00001d9cf
Checksum: correct

smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [i686-linux-3.14.2-pmagic] (local build)
Copyright © 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H
Serial Number: CVCV309508F0180EGN
LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 00001d9cf
Firmware Version: LCSi
User Capacity: 180,045,766,656 bytes [180 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: ACS-2 (minor revision not indicated)
SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 3.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Thu Sep 4 21:18:28 2014 UTC
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
been run.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 4395) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x77) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Abort Offline collection upon new
command.
No Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 48) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x0021) SCT Status supported.
SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 695 (201 100 0)
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 259
170 Unknown_Attribute 0x0033 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
171 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
172 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
174 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 86
183 Runtime_Bad_Block 0x0032 100 100 010 Old_age Always - 44
184 End-to-End_Error 0x0033 100 100 097 Pre-fail Always - 0
187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 86
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
225 Unknown_SSD_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 20336
226 Unknown_SSD_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 65535
227 Unknown_SSD_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 68
228 Power-off_Retract_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 65535
232 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
241 Total_LBAs_Written 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 20336
242 Total_LBAs_Read 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 44643
249 Unknown_Attribute 0x0013 100 100 000 Pre-fail Always - 576

SMART Error Log not supported

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

3.) Tried some HDPARM commands trough the terminal (PARTED MAGIC) with almost every command it says: I/O error. (SSD connected to port 1 or 2 on mobo)

3a.) I also tried hdparm --yes-i-know-what-i-am-doing --dco-restore /dev/sda but that failed (not sure what the error was)

4.) MHDD v4.6 does not recognize the SSD. (SSD connected to port 1 or 2 on mobo)

5.) Intel SSD toolbox does not recognize the SSD. (SSD connected to port 1 or 2 on mobo)

6.) Boot FDISK for linux from cd....it boots but when he scans for disks it stalls for over 1 hour so i stopped that.

7.) Tried UBCD->DBAN-> Guttmans Wipe and other long methods but it takes more than 1500 hours.



I hope someone can help me. I have a HP Pavilion dv7-6c20ed entertainmentnotebook. (Intel based CPU)
 

noxqzs

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One thing that might work is updating the firmware on the drive. I remember doing that to a couple of Corsair drives and it specifically said that all data would be lost. Perhaps that would wipe the password protected section of your drive as well.
 
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Dante_1987

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I booted trinity but i'm not sure how to use it....i cannot find anything with kill/wipe SSD/HDD.
With active killdisk (windows version) it is unable to read the disk......with the linux version it CAN read the disk. I ran an erase on the disk and the following erros showed up

2014-09-22 14:25:49 Initialized [email protected] KillDisk for Linux v.9.0.527
2014-09-22 14:25:49 Kernel v.4.05.27 initialization
2014-09-22 14:25:49 Kernel initialization started
2014-09-22 14:26:09 Kernel initialization completed
2014-09-22 14:26:09 Time taken: 00:00:20
2014-09-22 14:26:45 Hardware Info file saved as: /home/tc/killdisk_hardware_2014_09_22_14_26_41.xml
2014-09-22 14:26:55 Partition scan on INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H (/dev/sda)
2014-09-22 14:26:55 Partition scan started on INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H (/dev/sda) - 168 GB
2014-09-22 14:26:55 Cannot read sectors from 0 to 2047. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:55 Cannot read sectors from 2048 to 4095. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:56 Cannot read sectors from 4096 to 6143. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:56 Cannot read sectors from 6144 to 8191. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:56 Cannot read sectors from 8192 to 10239. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:56 Cannot read sectors from 10240 to 12287. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:57 Cannot read sectors from 12288 to 14335. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:57 Cannot read sectors from 14336 to 16383. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:57 Cannot read sectors from 16384 to 18431. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:57 Cannot read sectors from 18432 to 20479. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:58 Cannot read sectors from 20480 to 22527. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:58 Cannot read sectors from 22528 to 24575. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:58 Cannot read sectors from 24576 to 26623. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:58 Cannot read sectors from 26624 to 28671. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:58 Cannot read sectors from 28672 to 30719. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:59 Cannot read sectors from 30720 to 32767. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:59 Cannot read sectors from 32768 to 34815. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:59 Cannot read sectors from 34816 to 36863. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:26:59 Cannot read sectors from 36864 to 38911. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:27:00 Cannot read sectors from 38912 to 40959. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:27:00 Partition scan stopped on INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H (/dev/sda)
2014-09-22 14:27:00 Time taken: 00:00:05
2014-09-22 14:28:09 Erase on INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H (/dev/sda)
2014-09-22 14:28:09 Erase started on INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H (/dev/sda) - 168 GB
2014-09-22 14:28:09 Storage size: 168 GB (180045766656 bytes)
2014-09-22 14:28:09 Erase method: One Pass Zeros, Passes: 1
2014-09-22 14:28:09 Cannot write to sector 0. (Error: 5)
2014-09-22 14:28:10 Cannot write to sectors from 1 to 2047. (Error: 5)
 

gsrcrxsi

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yeah im on the fence if its a bad drive or if the encryption is just preventing anything from reading it (making it LOOK like a bad drive). I dont know how an encrypted drive acts when connected to a computer since I've never tried it. But I would expect the Intel SSD tool to at least recognize that the drive is there.