the hidden section on your disk drive accessible by using addresses past the end of your drive…

Host Protected Area: the hidden section on your disk drive accessible by using addresses past the end of your drive…

Originally shared by Dragos Ruiu

Host Protected Area: the hidden section on your disk drive accessible by using addresses past the end of your drive (which your OS usually doesn’t let you do).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_protected_area

Tools to manipulate this hidden area:

– HDAT2    https://www.hdat2.com/

– hparemove (not found)

– MHDD http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/

– TAFT http://www.vidstrom.net/stools/taft/

– hdaparm Windows  https://sites.google.com/site/disablehddapm/  (and hdaparm Linux)

– IBM.Hitachi Drive Feature Tool http://hddguru.com/software/2006.01.20-Hitachi-Drive-Feature-Tool/

– Sleuth Kit http://www.sleuthkit.org/

– FreeBSD hw.ata.setmax sysctl

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