Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:04 AM
Last September I purchased a Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA 3 SSD. It was a great addition to my computer... That is, until it bricked. After setting a boot password on the drive and rebooting, I can't unlock the drive with the set password! I looked up this issue and it seems that some Lenovo laptops, including my W520, have this problem with all new Sandforce 3 chips: they set a different password than is entered, thus rendering the drive unusable. I need the drive working, but I also want the password ability. Lenovo won't help as they are neither the vendor nor the manufacturer of the drive, NewEgg (the vendor) won't help because the 30-day return or replacement warranty expired before the issue developed, and Kingston will only replace the drive under warranty, no refunds because I did not buy from them. I don't want the same drive back, though, as it will have the same issues. I see Lenovo as the ultimate culprit here, but they refuse to help because the hard drive is third-party hardware. What can I do?