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Murdock
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« on: October 04, 2010, 11:33:52 am »

I have a WD drive, external, that a friend of mine brought with movies ....but it has the WD software so I cent access the .exe.
How the hell do I hack this USB HDD
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 05:23:32 pm »

Is the drive encrypted, requiring the WD software to access?
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Murdock
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 06:38:13 am »

Yep. It seems to be.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 10:14:21 am »

WD seems to be going the wrong way with respect to cross-platform functionality. Not long ago they released a windows-only version of their diagnostic software. From what I can see, their encryption software is the same way. They got you locked in to using a specific operating system for accessing that drive.

If it was my drive, I would copy all the files to another location, replace the WD software with Truecrypt and put the files back.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 01:42:49 pm »

I got two WD portables recently (500 gig and 750 gig) and the first thing I did was reformat them to ext3. This wiped out all the WD software (I copied it first to an internal hard drive just because I hate doing anything "final" to a computer).

Encryption was something I don't need but if I did, I'd find a Linux solution.

This wouldn't work with Murdock's problem, as it's his friend's drive. But if someone buys one for Linux...
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