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Monstieur
Constellation

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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The first parition with the Windows bootloader would be unencrypted and thus bootable, but there wouldn't be any NVMe drivers there. I believe it needs both coopoeration from UEFI and some additional support in Windows, specifically for NVMe, to unlock the other partitions. I see that most X99 boards have received this BIOS update.

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GoNz0
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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I can't test as a 2nd drive as my laptop is a single NVMe only, I hope when you fix this you inform Dell what they need to do BIOS wise or they will ignore the problem. Thanks to this I have a drive that can no longer be secure erased. You need to release the PSID revert tool like other manufacturers have done so we can put out drives back into a state where we can use OPAL, sending for RMA is not a solution unnless you are going to cross ship me a drive.

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GoNz0
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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Any update????

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userr3hji25nue
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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I also have a Dell 9560, opened this post in their community:

 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20025337

 

Hope they listen to us :/

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GoNz0
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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Have you tried with the new BIOS, I am unable to do this as I need the laptop working for now.

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userr3hji25nue
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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No luck, improved NVMe support but no security/encryption update 

 

http://www.dell.com/support/home/it/it/itbsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=VNN2D

 

 

 

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GoNz0
Asteroid

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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I believe it is more driver based anyway but Samsung have gone quiet now.

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Encryptor
Constellation

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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While I'm still angry that I can't use main feature of my premium product (i.e. security), there is a simple check, if BitLocker is able to use hardware encryption of SSD:

 

run elevated msinfo32.exe and for my system (DELL XPS 9560) I see:

  

Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, which is indicating that HW encryption is not possible.

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Nebula

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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Hi GoNz0,

Samsung is looking into it, but at the moment, the 960 PRO issue in the other thread has taken priority.



Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.

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nithinmanne
Constellation

Re: HOW TO MANAGE ENCRYPTION OF 960 PRO

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How did you manage to secure erase it once to enable the eDrive functionality, if it is an OS drive?

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