This is a new topic i'm touching in, so me not being familiar with the concept and terminolgy i'm taking my time in going through your responses and the articles. So the drives are always encrypting but they need their passwords to be encrypted as well so as to arm them, and have a drive that none can access. ATA protection seems to be legacy, and i wouldnt want to mess with that. So it leaves for the bitlocker or tpm options. -First off let me say that putting in a password each time i log in, looks to be nagging and troublesome. My laptop is equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Can i use that instead which feels much easier? -How can i make sure if my laptop (HP 430 G3) is equipped with tpm module. I'd much rather have the encryption stored there, than on any bitlocker or other software party solution. -In case i lose the encryption key that i store, does that mean the drive gets indefinitely unusable, until i revert the psid, and default it, but lose all dat on the process?
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I got the 1TB sata3 MX300 installed as data drive (nonOS) and i'm looking to enable this feature to get my whole drive encrypted. Heard you need Crucial Storage Executive. Some points i need to make -I need this to be on Hardware-Level -Crucial Storage executive requires intstallation, i only run portable executable to avoid cluttering and conflicts -Will this be done on the fly while OS is running, or do i need to format the drive
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