View Full Version : How to remove encryption software from portable drive?
Aug 7th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Anybody know how to remove this software encryption, so i can use it like a regular drive? It has a partition with it on it.
Aug 7th, 2012, 02:38 PM
Delete all the partition on the drive then create one primary partition
Aug 7th, 2012, 04:11 PM
It says, "Hardware Automatic Encryption System (AES256bit) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard)."
This is GOOOD stuff, YOU WANT THIS. AES-256 is used by government agencies and such to secure their data. And with strong password, the average joe is going to have a pretty hard time getting to it.
edit: You can use it just like a regular portable drive. It's like what the Intel 320 and Intel 520 do (except, they can only do AES-128)
If it was software encrypted using something like Truecrypt or Bitlocker, then you can just decrypt it (takes a while) or do what sexyj said, delete the partition and create a new one (but you lose your data).
Aug 7th, 2012, 05:00 PM
So i can't delete it? Every time i want to use it I have to use the password. How can i use it like a regular portable drive?
Aug 7th, 2012, 05:07 PM
sexyj gave you your answer. Delete the partition and start from scratch. No more encryption. You'll lose whatever's on the drive though so if you need the files make sure you backup.
Aug 7th, 2012, 05:10 PM
^^ It says
"The HDPNC-HSU series is a security portable harddisk equipped with the Hardware Automatic Encryption System (AES256bit)"
You can't remove Hardware encryption... The best OP can do is disable the password feature somehow... Similar to how the Intel 520 can be used without setting a ATA hard drive password but still it is encrypting.
Aug 7th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Take out the hard disk. Put that to another enclosure. Delete the partition and start from scratch. The original "encrypted" enclosure is USB 2. So, it does not hurt moving the disk to a USB 3 (if your computer supports it).