[all variants] hdparm set password / secure erase problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I'm trying to secure erase some drives. It works on one drive, but not on the other one: Works on /dev/sdb: Quote: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0 Serial Number: WD-WCAVbleeeeep Firmware Revision: 01.00A01 Transport: Serial, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6 Standards: Supported: 8 7 6 5 Likely used: 8 Configuration: Logical max c (Hardware)