Context. the Samsung SSD Pro series ships with a hardware-based encryption feature which protects the disk content. As highlighted by many other questions and guides online, this feature can be "enabled" (simplifying a bit), by setting the HDD Password in the BIOS.
However, one aspect that it doesn't seem to be covered well enough, perhaps either because I can't find the proper search keywords or because there is a very simple answer, is the portability of an encryption-enabled ssd.
Question. What do I mean by portability: is it possible to detach the SSD from one computer and plug it into another and still mount its contents correctly, provided that the hdd password is known?
The ideal scenario is that the new pc detects the device during boot, prompts for the hdd password and mounts it flawlessly, thus giving access to the stored data.
However, this might not be the case if the automatic encryption of the Samsung SSD does not depend on the hdd password only, but also on some system-specific salt or "secret" that is tied to the original machine on which encryption was enabled. Another issue could be the new machine's ability to recognise that the ssd needs a password to properly work, e.g. in the case in which in the new pc the master/user hdd passwords were never set.
Would anyone know any trusted documentation on the topic?
test 1: plugged a samsung ssd on a different pc, on which no password was previously set, and I was not prompted for the hdd password to unlock the device. Would setting the same hdd password on the new pc allow for mounting the ssd? I wonder.