[TOPIC] What is “ATA Password Lock” to prevent theft or loss of HDD / SSD or PC?

What is “ATA Password Lock” to prevent theft or loss of HDD / SSD or PC?

It is common for personal information and confidential company information to be stored on an HDD or SSD built into a personal computer. Therefore, if your computer is stolen or lost, important information may be extracted from the HDD or SDD. In case of theft or loss, it is important to take measures in advance so that the contents of the HDD or SSD cannot be seen by others. One method is “ATA password lock” introduced this content. However, since this ATA password lock is a very strong security feature, if you use it incorrectly, you may not be able to access your data yourself. Let’s learn how to use it correctly in this content.

1. ATA password lock that restricts reading and writing of an HDD / SSD itself
2. How to set and unlock ATA password lock
3. What if you forget or don’t know your password?
4. Conclusion
If you lock the ATA password, you no need to worry about your data being seen by others even if your computer or HDD or SSD is stolen or lost. However, since the data is recorded unencrypted, it is easy to see if the password is known. Also, if you forget the password, not only you lose the data, but you are not be able to use the HDD or SSD itself. Be careful.

[TOPIC] What to do when an HDD shows “Parameter is incorrect”?

What to do when an HDD shows “Parameter is incorrect”?

When you try to use an external HDD, SSD, and USB memory, and insert them into a USB port, you get an error saying “E: \ (drive) cannot be accessed. The parameter is incorrect” and they are not recognized. This error indicates that there is a problem with a drive, and if something goes wrong with something other than the main boot disk, such as an external drive, USB stick, or a second or more internal disk. If there is a problem with the main drive for booting, an OS itself will not boot. Let’s calmly deal with this situation by following the procedure introduced this content.

1. What is the cause of the error that “Parameter is incorrect” is displayed?
2. What to do if a message “Parameter is incorrect” appears while using an HDD
3. How to prevent “wrong parameter” error?
4. Conclusion
The “wrong parameter” error is one of the most difficult phenomena to repair related to optical discs, though it occurs relatively frequently. If you face this error, try the steps introduced here. However, if you are not confident that you can do it yourself, consult a specialist as soon as possible. If you want to surely rescue the data stored in HDD, SSD, and USB memory, asking the specialists are still safer. In addition, in order to prevent such errors and avoid data loss in an unlikely event, it is important to handle HDDs and SSDs according to the correct procedure and to make frequent backups. Be sure to back up important files to another location.

[TOPIC] How can I retrieve data when an HDD or an SSD is no longer recognized?

How can I retrieve data when an HDD or SSD is no longer recognized?

In some cases, when using a PC, it suddenly stops starting one day, or the startup stops halfway and you cannot proceed further. Such cases occur when an OS such as Windows is damaged, or when a part of an HDD or SSD is damaged and normal reading cannot be performed. The other cases, an external HDD or SSD cannot be read. In both cases, the data may be safe at the initial stage. If these happens, follow the steps below to retrieve your important data before it is lost.

1. An internal HDD / SSD
2. An external HDD / SSD
3. Conclusion
As you can see, how easily data can be retrieved from an HDD or SSD depends on whether it is physically damaged. If you are not confident that you can take it out yourself, consult with a store where you purchased it or a nearby PC shop. And since it takes time and effort to remove an HDD or SSD from the main unit or purchase parts to retrieve the data, it is still the best preventive method to keep a backup.
Not only HDDs and SSDs, but also DVDs and USB memories can be used. So it is important to copy your data to another medium anyway. One option is to use a cloud service that automatically makes backup online. HDDs and SSDs are consumables and no one can predict when they break. Always keep a backup in case of an accident.

■About us
Logitec INA Solutions Co., Ltd. is a manufacture that mainly sells storage media like solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD).

■A long established Japanese company
Our company is established in 1982, before computer industry started developing.
We are a Japanese leading company in computer peripherals.

■Domestic factory
We have our own factory in Ina city, Nagano Prefecture.
It is unique to have a domestic factory in computer peripherals industry in Japan.
At the factory, not only a product development and a shipping, but also verification is operated.
We provide high quality products to customers.