Clearing Encryption from SED - No data recovery necessary

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Clearing Encryption from SED - No data recovery necessary

Postby seitech » 11.05.20, 19:59

I have several shelves full of ST600MM026 SED drives that were formerly in an encrypted array, and have since been removed. I'd like to repurpose these drives in a different array, but they're all locked. Is there a way to clear the existing encryption or reset the key on these drives using PC3000? I do not need to maintain any data on the drive, only reset them so they are usable once more.


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Re: Clearing Encryption from SED - No data recovery necessary

Postby seitech » 22.05.20, 17:17

Still looking for input on this. These drives are IBM/Seagate drives. Outside of PC3000, I was using SeaChest and attempted to use the PSID revertSP command to set the drive to factory defaults using the 32-digit PSID on the platter. That doesn't seem to be working either, it attempts to revert the drive but instantly fails.


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