Hello ! I have a WD5000AVDS drive From the PVR BOX HD decoder. And the matter looks like this ... The decoder is my property, I got it from my brother-in-law who broke the contract and paid for it. Not so long ago and the decoder was left, so I decided to take out the disk and connect to the computer ... And here the stairs start because the ATA has a hard disk that I do not know .... and you must enter them before the systems boot. I tried to run the drive in the decoder to unlock it then without disconnecting the power I connected it to the computer and it worked. I even formatted it however, after disconnecting the power supply and connecting directly to the computer, the password returns. Anyone have any idea how to take them off?
You do not need an adapter. You need a computer (preferably a desktop one) with the ability to switch in the BIOS of the SATA controller mode from AHCI to IDE / Compatibility. Checked by me on the Asus P5Q.
Only. But it may not work. I have the same drive, mine did not unlock correctly. On one computer in turn, the process went as though it was correct, but the disk is not fully unlocked. The system loses it after some time when it is used as a regular disk. It comes with any USB port, which he probably did not do before.
I used to read somewhere that these disks from newer series have cut down firmware and so far there is no success using them as ordinary hdd np system.