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SSD stuck in ATA Lock mode after Secure Erase

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I have an Intel 510 Series 250GB
OS Is installed on another HDD, plug in Intel SSD
Run Secure Erase from SSDToolbox
Secure erase command "failed"

Drive is now stuck in "locked" mode, asking for password to access. I cannot format the drive or anything
 
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I have an Intel 510 Series 250GB
OS Is installed on another HDD, plug in Intel SSD
Run Secure Erase from SSDToolbox
Secure erase command "failed"

Drive is now stuck in "locked" mode, asking for password to access. I cannot format the drive or anything

In order to run Secure Erase on an ATA hard drive, a hard drive password must be set. So a secure erase utility usually makes up a temporary password for that session, sets it and then runs secure erase. (The password is cleared when secure erase completes.) Some utilities let you choose the temporary password, but I don't think SSD Toolbox is one of them.

Short answer is, I suspect you'll have to RMA the drive. Before doing that, you might talk to this guy, but no guarantees.
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