Questions tagged [self-encrypting-drive]

Self-encrypting drive (SED) is a drive that enables automatic full disk encryption at hardware level.

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Is my laptop compatible with an SED SSD?

So I recently got a refurbished Acer Nitro AN515-42. Not the greatest gaming machine but it was cheap. I wanted to upgrade to an ssd so I tried to put in a PM961 I had sitting around only to find out ...
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How should I upgrade an OS on an OPAL encrypted drive?

I'm currently running Kubuntu 17.04 installed on a Samsung NVMe EVO 960 SSD drive. I managed to install it with OPAL encryption enabled by using sedutil, but it took me about 2 days to make it work (...
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SED FDE Samsung 840, 850 EVO in Windows 7 Pro x64. Options to Bitlocker

The goal: In a home computer, to ensure that in the event of theft of drives with or without the computer, that the drives are unreadable. Am wanting to protect financial and personal information. ...
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hdparm error: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data

I'm trying hdparm in Kali Live to add a ATA password to my Micron M600 Self-encrypted SSD, I use: hdparm --security-set-pass PASSWORD sda But I get: sda: Issuing SECURITY_SET_PASS command, password=...
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How do I tell a SED to regenerate the encryption key?

I recently purchased a Crucial MX300 to use as a boot drive, and I want to take advantage of its self encrypting functionality. I've been reading up on SEDs and I understand they use a Data Encryption ...
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Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and S3-suspend (sleep)

since my laptop is aging, but I love its 4:3 screen, I don't like relying on external media (also no USB 3 ports), and SSDs are too small for my budget, but I want full encryption (previously ...
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How to install encrypted linux debian using hardware encryption on SSD

I got a partitioned SSD, 300gb for windows (unencrypted) and 200gb for linux debian that I would like to encrypt. Does anyone know how I can encrypt the linux system on the partition using the ...
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How to verify a self-encrypted drive (SED) is really encrypted?

I have a Dell Precision M3800 that is supposed to have a self-encrypted hard drive. I'm running Windows 10. In the Storage Management screen, the disk claims to be a 'LITEONIT LMT-256L9M-41 MSATA ...
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How to Enable Hard Drive Encryption with Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED Drive on AMI BIOS with TPM

I'm building up a new machine with a Supermicro MB equipped with a TPM and a Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED drive (ST200NM0053). The MB has the AMI BIOS which does see the TPM. I've installed ...
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How to enable hardware based encryption on Samsung 850 Pro

I have a new Samsung 850 pro which touts hardware-based encryption. According to that page I should just go in my bios and set a hard-drive password (no problem right). The only relevant thread I ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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Using software to enable SSD's self-encrypting functionality on older motherboads

I'm considering buying Crucial M500 SSD drive with SED (self-encrypting drive; ATA password, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive compliant). I'd like to use its SED functionality, but even after reading a bunch of ...
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Does Linux support self-Encrypted Disk API?

In this article it is shown how easy it is to bypass BIOS ATA passphrases, and it ends with that using the disks self-Encryption Disk (SED) API from within the OS would not give a performance hit. On ...
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How do I use a self encrypting drive?

I recently purchased a Micron RealSSD c400 self encrypting drive, and I am having a few issues when trying to get it recognized by my laptop (HP Elitebook 8440p running Windows 7 x64; also tried on a ...
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Is it possible to check if a BIOS supports password entry for a self-encrypting SSD/harddrive?

I'm considering purchasing a SSD that has built-in hardware encryption / self-encrypting drive that provides its own full drive encryption. What can I do to check that the BIOS on my machine will ...