Unrecoverable hardware encryption, what the fuck?
Just last sunday, a WD mybook 4TB drive failed spontaneously- I switched my PC off on friday, went visiting friends, returned sunday, and the stay at home drive simply wouldn't boot up anymore.
Nothing, no movement or sound...
So, I thought to my self "easy fix, I'll put it in my docking station tomorrow"
Well, the drive still works.. but apparently, WD uses a damn hardware encryption, without any prompt for a password, or any way to recover my data.
Has anyone successfully recovered data from such a drive? Maybe without buying another and breaking it for the circuitry in the hopes it's the right revision?