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HDDSuperTool is capable of sending ATA commands to USB attached ATA drives. However, what commands are supported and how the drive responds to the commands it entirely up to the USB/ATA bridge chip that is on the drive. For instance not all Western Digital USB drives are able perform the vendor specific commands needed to perform the slow fix or read modules. I am starting this list of drives reported to be successful or not. If you have additions to this list please email them to me.

It has been pointed out that it seems like WD's SED models appear to be SA locked, meaning the modules are not accessible. See the following link to a post that has more information about which drives are the SED models.
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1404&p=9069#p9069
It is based on the USB Vendor and Product ID. In Linux you can list all USB devices with the command lsusb. From now on it would help if you perform this command to get the Vendor and Product ID and include that in any additions that you may have for this list. Note that this also means that it may very well be possible to have different results with two different hard drives of the exact same model.

Requested info for additions to the list:
Hard Drive Model Number (HDDSuperTool provides this), example: WDC WD2500BEAS-00URT0
Drive Family / Model (found on external drive enclosure), example: My Passport / WD2500XMS-00
USB Vendor and Product ID, example 1058:0702
And obviously whether or not it was successful


WDC WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
My Passport Ultra P/N: WDBZFP0010BBL - 01
1058:0741
Slow fix applied successfully

WD20NMVW-11AV3S4
Slow fix applied successfully

WD20NMVW-11W68S0
Slow fix applied successfully

WDBUZG0010BBK-03
Slow fix applied successfully

WDC WD10JMVW-11AJGS2
Does not appear to support VSC

WD5000BMVW-11S5XS0
Modules were successfully read

WDC WD1200BEVS-75LAT0
My Passport / WD1200U017-004
1058:0702
This drive is likely a SATA drive with a removable adapter.
It does support VSC but has a weird buffer issue that required a modified script.

WDC WD2500BEAS-00URT0
My Passport / WD2500XMS-00
1058:0702
Supports VSC but is actually just a SATA drive with a removable adapter

WD20NMVW-11AV3S2
Does not support VSC

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