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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 I need to change some settings in the BIOS?
  • Can I make the system dual boot with Ubuntu on the SSD?

I just wanted to know if this is possible before investing money in an SSD.

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I have installed new drive so answering:

  • If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? No
  • Do I need to change some settings in the BIOS? No
  • Can I make the system dual boot with Ubuntu on the SSD? Yes

I have observed that Bitlocker Encrypted drive keeps on asking for recovery keys every time I boot from that drive (after entering bitlocker pin). This might be because boot configurations are changed. I have not figured it out yet how to stop encrypted drive asking for recovery keys while boot.

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