Context: I have a proprietary Tandberg Data RDX QuickStor Internal USB3 drive bay for PC (item number
8666-RDX) and some storage cartridges for it.
Esentially, these are just regular TOSHIBA
MK3276GSX 2.5" SATA drives in some fancy housing and the corresponding SATA-to-USB-3.0 adapter bay.
The catch: The SATA Drives are protected with an ATA password and the bay unlocks them when inserted. I cannot use them if i connect them directly to my PC and all of my attempts at triggering an ATA Secure erase or obtaining an OEM master password failed.
My question: Is there a sane way to obtain the ATA password, e.g. by soldering a few wires onto the SATA connector in the drive bay and recording some data with an oscilloscope for later analysis?
I once asked about this on the superuser stack exchange but the answers were limited to software based solutions. I wasn't able to succed with that approach.