I have a Western Digital Mybook Essential external HDD 2TB which is password locked. Well with my old OS it showed me that is unlocked, but as I changed the OS it's showing that is locked, I've already tried all the possible combinations of passwords that I could remember but no luck. I'm using Knoppix now to access the HDD somehow but I don't know how.
fdisk -ldoesn't show the HDD.
lsusbis showing me that it's connected
/media/sr1appears the WD Unlocker mounted, but the HDD itself is not showing.
If I can't access the HDD by bypassing the lock then it's even possible then to retrieve the data from it if I format the locked HDD? Because as I've read the hardware locked devices have a formating technique after which the data cannot be retrieved (is this true?).