I am a newbie and I am sorry in advance if I am making a mistake posting this question here.
I have an Arduino Uno and I want to use it in my external disk's password recovery project.
Let me tell you shortly my story first: I have forgotten some parts of my Western Digital external hard disk's password. I have valuable photos in it so I cannot just format it. I want to write a program which will try the passwords for me automatically. As I remember most part of it, it shouldn't take too long. However WD software doesn't let passwords to be tried more than 5 times unless the drive is completely disconnected from USB port. So I need to turn USB off/on to let my program keep trying. I cannot do this on software level in Windows. So I thought of doing it with Arduino.
I did some research on this. Somebody suggested me to buy a Logic Level Mosfet to do this. Another guy told me to buy something like this and use it. But I am not sure what to do.
If you could guide me on what should I buy, what should I learn, I will really appreciate. I need to go to the right direction.
Please consider that I am -almost- completely newbie in electronics.
Thanks a lot in advance.