Is it possible to enable bitlocker on the boot drive with hardware encryption? If so, how do I enable it? I have been trying to, but it seems to only use software encryption...
(am able to reformat the laptop if required...)
We note that your SSD is an original OEM OPAL 2.0 compliant SSD and using Win10 Professional 64-bit,
which in theory should support hardware encrypted SSD.
Anyone else able to help?
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I spent a day trawling the net, and arrived at the following conclusion: Win10Pro Bitlocker is not able to use hardware encryption with this drive.
For Bitlocker to use hardware encryption, the drive needs to support IEEE-1667 (aka 'edrive').
The Samsung PM961 drive that comes with this laptop does not appear to support this standard.
To use hardware encryption with this drive, some other software is required (eg: WinMagic's SecureDoc, sedutil, or similar.).
Also, Samsung's Magician software, which is used to enable the 'encrypted drive' flag in Samsung SSDs "does not support an OEM SSD product". (source).
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