A Linux way to disable the Virtual CD on WD disks

According to Western Digital, there is no known way under Linux to disable (and hide) the “Virtual CD” (VCD) partition that can often be found on their external hard disks (such as the popular My Passport series).

No results with Google either, so I had to dig a little further. Please keep in mind that the following solution worked well for me, but that it could, potentially, brick your hard disk. You’ve been warned.

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