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ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:32 am

I plan to release a new version (this year )

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Postby Spildit » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:41 am

Thanks for sharing !
This tool will try to unlock the ATA password on several different brands of drives.
A must try if you want to get rid of a ATA password that you have forgotten ...
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Tue May 07, 2013 12:02 am

Moltke wrote:I plan to release a new version (this year )


Can you share the planned improvements of the updated version of your tool ZU ?

Also, do you have a list of drives that ZU will work with ?

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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Tue May 07, 2013 1:51 pm

Spildit wrote:Also, do you have a list of drives that ZU will work with ?
Thanks.

almost all :
Maxtor (except STM),WD,Toshiba,Quantum
Fujitsu (except MHW,MHZ,MHY,MJA). There is a mistake for MHX
Nikimi (former Quantum & Maxtor)
MDT (former WD)
Native Hitachi (DK-xx,HTC..G7AT00)
IBM/HGST (many models,except 100h_byte_NVRAM & 4K-NVRAM & 2.5" with blue controllers. (mcu=ARM & B9A3..), disks without NVRAM)
ExcelStore(former HGST).
Seagate(with parallel flash)+Grand(UX with serial flash).
Can you share the planned improvements of the updated version of your tool ZU ?

still a lot of works & corrections.(Seagate,Samsung,HGST,Fujitsu..)
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Tue May 07, 2013 7:04 pm

Thanks !
Keep up with the good work !
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby fzabkar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:15 am

@Moltke, would it be possible for ZU to access the SA of a WD ROYL drive in "low speed" mode? This would enable access to MOD 02 when the VSCs are disabled. We could then use a non-native PCB or ROM to circumvent the new protections in current WD models.
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:12 pm

fzabkar
what is the "slow mode" in this case ? :oops:
"slow mode" (slow responding), I understand how to processing HDD defects when BGMS (background media scan).
what causes a considerable delay in the execution of commands or impossibility of execution of cmd .(busy)
sorry for my English ...translator :)
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby fzabkar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:22 pm

SD's HD Doctor refers to SA access as either "high-speed" or "low-speed". Low speed is used when the PCB is non-native. I presume that this mode requires different Vendor Specific Commands.

http://web.archive.org/web/200910011647 ... m-content/

http://web.archive.org/web/201107080636 ... ntifi7.png
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:49 pm

ok.understood.
there are 3 methods of access to SA
"slow method" they call VSC_CHS.
unfortunately, this command will also be blocked on a modern hard disks.
ZU works with all WD,except presumably 08VAT ??? but I have no disk Lenovo to embed their support
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby fzabkar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:21 pm

I'm wondering whether you could use the VSC_CHS commands after the user has switched to a non-native PCB. This will circumvent the protections because the code that disables VSCs will not be loaded from the SA.
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:13 am

I think that change ROM (PCB) not the best method
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby kcinick » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:32 pm

hi there, can you remove the password from a hitachi HTS543280L9A300 ? i also need to know the password, not just removing it, thanks...
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:24 am

kcinick wrote:hi there, can you remove the password from a hitachi HTS543280L9A300 ? i also need to know the password, not just removing it, thanks...


Hello !
Sorry but I can't help you out because I don't have the tools to work with Hitachi Firmware.
The cheapest way that I can think of, assuming that it ZU didn't work, is to get a Salvation Data SD Doctor for Hitachi (more or less $500 USD) but you need to make sure it will support your drive.
Another option is to take the drive to a data recovery firm, as PC-3000 UDMA most likely will be able to deal with it.
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:49 pm

made a patch for Lenovo (xxVAT and others) + some other changes.
coming soon.
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:12 pm

Moltke wrote:made a patch for Lenovo (xxVAT and others) + some other changes.
coming soon.


Thanks for the update.
Please post the newer version of ZU as soon as the update / patch are completed :)
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Jignesh » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:14 pm

Moltke wrote:I plan to release a new version (this year )



Dear Friend Moltke

Nice To See This Utility But Dear Friend Plz Provide The HOW TO USE Tutorial With This Utility.
How We All Are Use This Utility Without Know The User Guide
Plz Give Some Tutorial And Info How To Use This Usfull Utility And What Is The Command.

Or Dear Spildit Why U Dont Post The Tutorial For This Utility If Moltke Have No Much Time.
Plz Provide Step By Step Info About This Very Usefull Utility.

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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:36 pm

How to use ZU :

ZU /P
ZU /S
ZU /A

- ZU only works on channels /p and /s in IDE-compatibility mode.

/P Primary.
/S Secondary.
/A ACE PC3000 ISA.
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English translation of ZU readme.txt

Postby fzabkar » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:11 am

The previous release of ZU (ZU.Betta1.1) used simple methods to remove passwords.

Removing the passwords on HGST/IBM and Native Hitachi HDDs (eg _DK23DA, _DK23FA ..) requires that they be placed in so-called "SafeMode".

ZU.Betta 2.0 now supports working in this mode.

Since different drives require different amounts of time to enter this special mode (eg Native Hitachi HDDs require up to 2 minutes), now, for the sake of convenience, a timer is started when ZU is launched. The program reports the elapsed time at one second intervals, for example ELAPSED 00:00:22 (00:00:23 ..), while concurrently conducting a survey of readiness on the specified channel. Press any key to stop this polling if it continues for an excessively long time. The program will then terminate with the message "UNLOCK NOT DONE".

To distinguish between vendors, there are now 2 qualifiers:

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 "."     for HGST / IBM

 "8"     for Native Hitachi


That is, one would use command formats such as the following:

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 ZU / S.       battle with HGST on the Secondary channel :)

 ZU / P8       NativeHitachi on Primary channel


Placing the drive in SafeMode can be done using a variety of methods.

HGST PATA models can simply be jumpered for SafeMode, while other drives can be induced into SafeMode by "faulting" the NVRAM or by shorting specific points on the PCB.

In general, one can simply try to apply power to the controller while it is disconnected from the HDA (or unscrew the 2 screws on the controller on the side opposite the interface and slightly lift it with a toothpick :))

After ZU detects the drive and attacks it, the program will report the NativeHitachi message "NOW YOU CAN SCREW IT IN. PRESS ANY KEY WHEN READY".

The HGST message will be "POWER OFF / ON AND EXECUTE ZU AGAIN".

In the first case, you just need to reinstall the controller on the drive, carefully screw it down, and then press any key.

In the second case, turn off the power and reinstall the controller. Then power up the HDD and run ZU again with the same parameters. This procedure applies to IBM / HGST (ExcelStore) models from DTLA to HTS7225xxK9SA00 (5K250) (dozens of models).

The following are not supported:

    Notebook HDDs with suffix A300 (A301) (eg 5K500 B-250 HTS545025B9A300)
    (blue controller with 9 screws)

    3.5" HDDs with suffixes 332/362. (eg HDS721010CLA332, HTS721032CLA362 ..)
    [These will be supported as soon as there is a sufficient number for experimentation.]

P.S. Fixed bug for Samsung Rubicon.
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Moltke » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:06 pm

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excellent! thank you
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Re: ZU - ATA Password Unlock Tool for Several Drives

Postby Spildit » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:31 pm

Can someone please upload the new ZU.Betta 2.0 to the forum ?

Thanks.
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