Really, is all that fuss really necessary ? Why not Just wipe track 0 ?
DOS is the ideal platform for that, it does neither block that special track, nor the boot sectors.
On other platforms, anti virus programs and what not try to guard track 0.
- Acronis Drive Cleanser also has a DOS-based version ("safe mode") just in case.
Anyway, maybe the HDD is indeed locked. I encountered a HDD locking program waay back in the 90s.
Ran it on my 286 with an 80 MB Conner HDD. It worked, I could nolonger write/delet data. Must have been an ATA command.
However, if XBOX 1 HDDs are really locked, then why was there that rumor about a 3rd world country
in which old XBOXes were being stripped apart for their HDDs ?
I nolonger remember the details, but it was related to old XP machines that were still in common use and fitted with these HDDs.
The only thing I remember is, that the HDDs were 8 to 20GB in size which was fine for XP (needs ca. 1,5GB).
Edit: Sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude. 😅
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