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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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Why does BitLocker need a minimum volume size of 64 MB?

Since the future of TrueCrypt appears to be still unclear, I figured I'd try to get my stuff migrated into BitLocker at least for the time being. I nearly never have to access my encrypted data from ...
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Bitlocker: hardware or software encryption without a TPM?

I'm about to setup a Samsung 840 EVO SSD as the system drive with Windows 8.1 Pro, attached to an Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo (which doesn't have a TPM). I'll also attach a Western Digital Black HDD for ...
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Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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Full disk encryption configuration

I'm buying a new Windows computer and I want to configure it to be secure. I want to use full disk encryption. My question is will my SSD work on a different computer in case my computer breaks. Also, ...
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BitLocker USB Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

(Similar to: Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?, but with the added complexity that the drive had BitLocker on...) Hi, I am facing the following problem with an ...
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How to use “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in Windows 7

I'd like to know if Bitlocker's "Encrypt Used Space Only" feature in Windows 7 can be tuned to speed up the encryption process, for instance by tweaking the registry or adding services or packages. Is ...
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What are GPT Protective volumes on Windows 8 and can they be recovered?

I have seen a few GPT Protective volumes now with Windows 8.x. These are default configurations where the users are very "un-savvy" and so they did not enable anything as far as additional security ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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After Bitlocker Decrypt Disk is Write Protected

I have an internal HDD that was previously a Win7 boot disk and was encrypted with Bitlocker. I replaced the old computer with a new one with a new HDD. I moved the old Bitlocker encrypted HDD to ...
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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Encrypted hard drive with Bitlocker and the recovery and destruction of files

I have a 500 GB hard drive with Bitlocker I've encrypted it. But because I was a failure recovery, but because it was encrypted files were encrypted. Now there is a way to restore my files? If so do ...
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Access iDrive Bitlocker partition on different installation of Windows 8

This question is related to my attempts of getting Bitlocker to work with a Crucial M500 SSD's hardware encryption (i.e. Windows iDrive) - on Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo T440p. I have 2 SSDs in the ...
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BitLocker missing in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is a TPM-free laptop dual booting to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro. BitLocker was turned on in Windows 8 Pro (before upgrading to 8.1) via group policy. Everything was fine initially, but ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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I initiated decryption of my bitlocker drive from Windows 8 recovery prompt. Any indication how long it will take?

Booted into the Windows 8 recovery menu to see if I could decrypt my secondary HDD with the recovery tools. Found that I can do it in the dos prompt there after unlocking the drive. However, after ...
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What would happen after Bitlocker put the system into recovery mode

What would happen after Bitlocker put the system into recovery mode? I find it wasn't clear in all the materials that I read. This one, Bitlocker asks for recovery key and starts automatic recovery, ...
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windows 7 bitlocker unlocking with recovery key

I have forgotten the bitlocker startup pin for my windows 7 laptop and cannot gain access to it. Bitlocker was suspended and continually requests the pin and never goes to the screen to enter the ...
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Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt on Fixed-Data Drive

I have recently encrypted my system (C:) drive, using Bitlocker, on my W7 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining fixed data drives, as well. ...
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Repair Corrupt Bitlocker Files - Windows 8.1

In the past I have never used BitLocker, but recently I have become interested in setting it up on both my mom's computer as well as my own. We both had Windows 8 Pro on which we never used Bitlocker, ...
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BitLocker Drive Encryption Disappeared after Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade [duplicate]

In view of the fact that I have new information about this problem, I have requested that the moderators remove this post, and have made a fresh new one. The new question can be found here. Prior to ...
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When does BitLocker unlocks auto-unlockable disks?

Sorry for the tongue-twister in the title :) I have 2 hard disks, one small and fast (system) and other big and slow (data), both fixed. I want to have both of them fully encrypted, and for that ...
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Is OPAL eDrive (Full-Disk Encryption) composable with Intel Smart Response Techonology?

I've just ordered a Haswell laptop with a 2.5" SATA hard disk. According to the service manual it has an mSATA slot (there are also Ultrabooks where a 24GB SSD is pre-installed and pre-configured as ...
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BitLocker Error “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

I am trying to enable BitLocker on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine. Since it doesn't have a TPM chip, I also had to enable the group policy option to Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM. Now when ...
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Computer randomly shuts down during Bitlocker prompt?

Recently I encrypted my main Windows drive with Bitlocker (no TPM, just password), but during the boot prompt to 'enter your Bitlocker password' the computer will shut down at a seemingly random time. ...
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How to reset drive with bitlocker? - data not needed, just want to use drive [duplicate]

Cleaning our office for a move, we found an external hard drive that was used by an employee who left a few years ago. It uses Bitblocker, and if the password was ever recorded in our files ...
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Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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Samsung Evo 840 SSD and Bitlocker?

I have a very similar question to this one: How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) ...
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Recover Windows to Go (BitLocker enabled)

How can I recover (maybe just use start up repair??) Windows to Go on USB? When I want to boot the PC it asks for the BitLocker password. I type it and it starts to boot. Then it crashes with an ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows system disk encrypted with BitLocker after format? [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted my Windows 7 OS disk from my secondary OS in a moment of carelessness. It was an encrypted drive with BitLocker. I have not touched it since the formatting took place. Is it ...
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Secure a server - Raid-5 encrypted with BitLocker? [closed]

I look after a small office, and when I say small I mean SMALL. The have a 2008R2 Windows Server running a domain and shares for about 10 people. They handle some pretty sensitive information so ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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Can a drive encrypted by BitLocker be decrypted after re-installing Windows 7?

Windows 7 crashed and I am unable to run a repair. I have a drive that was encrypted using BitLocker, and I have the key and password for it. I’m worried that if I re-install Windows, I will lose ...
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Enable bitlocker and save key to share

I have searched all over the web but cannot find a complete answer to this: How to enable Bitlocker on a laptop with TPM, and store a file with the Bitlocker recovery key and TPM password by USING THE ...
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BIt Locker missing from Control Panel WIndows 7 Ultimate

I just formatted my laptop and installed Windows 7 ultimate but Bit locker Encryption is missing from control panel and also typing bit locker in start menu doesn't help. Is there any way I can ...
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Problems enabling Bitlocker on Surface Pro with Windows 8.1

Using a brand new Surface Pro (first generation) out of the box, installed current updates, then 8.1, and any further recommended updates after 8.1 was installed. I've installed a two other things ...
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Using Hyper-V on bitlocker to go volume

I configured "bitlocker to go" on a volume in external HDD(USB3), and I stored my VM's vhd in that volume. Although I enabled auto-unlock on the volume, Hyper-V fails to access the vhds. Hypver-V ...
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Bitlocker on motherboard replacement

I am using Dell Latitude E5410 with Windows 7. It has a single hard disk with two drives, both encrypted with Bitlocker (not sure if they use the same or different keys). I have a key for the C Drive ...
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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I/O Device Error while trying to Turn On BitLocker

I'm trying to turn on BitLocker on a 1TB drive in an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 Pro. As soon as I click "Turn On BitLocker", the first step of the wizard shows the following error: The ...
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Business Laptop with BitLocker Disk Encryption

I am getting a new laptop soon which comes stock with 2x128GB Raid0 for the primary partition with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. It also has a 1TB hard drive for storage stuff. My question is that I ...
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Cannot Enable BitLocker After Re-Installing Windows, TPM Module Not Found

I've got a Dell Latitude D620 that I just recently re-installed Windows 7 on. The BitLocker wizard reports the following error when I open it. A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security ...
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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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Turning off BitLocker in Windows 8 standard edition.

I've recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 and I have a USB hard drive that everything is backed up on. When I had Windows 7 I set up BitLocker for my USB hard drive and ...
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Bitlocker corrupted, missing volume, now 3TB drive is a 768GB drive

Even after Bitlocker had completed encrypting the drive, I restarted the next day, and the drive didn't mount or even show as a Bitlocker drive. Now it shows the capacity as 768GB (3TB drive). And ...