Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Exclamation Send ATA commands to external SATA

Does anyone know if/how one could send ATA commands to a SATA drive that is attached by PCMCIA, USB, or by some other interface?

I know that sending ATA commands across USB was unfortunately never standardized. There are sometimes proprietary techniques for doing so, but they are hardware specific and require information from the manufacturer on how to do it (either by extra drive firmware extensions or by extra USB ASIC protocol).

What I want to do exactly is send a FFD a series of commands to sanitize the drive under NSA standards.

It just seems that I can not send ANY ATA commands to the drive if it is attached externally. I know the commands work because when attached to the workstation's motherboard via SATA it does do in fact what I tell it to do.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated
bconnors is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0