I was able to get hardware encryption through bitlocker on my Samsung 960 Evo boot drive, but it was a painful process. Started with multiple full system backups. Then I had to click enable in the Samsung Magician software. Created a usb boot drive. Rebooted and entered the BIOS to disable secure boot and enable legacy booting. Save and reboot to USB. Secure erase my 960 EVO Reboot into BIOS to tenable secure boot and disable legacy booting (UEFI only) Safe and reboot into old windows 10 installer Install as usual Install Samsung NVMe driver Install Samsung Magician Reboot Verify secure drive is "Enabled" not "Ready to enable" Enable BitLocker,save key, and reboot when prompted Check bitlocker status for hardware encryption from command line: manage-bde -status C: Manually reinstall/restore system No matter what I tried (partition restore, drive restore, etc), if I had a new version of Win 10 I could not get the drive to use hardware encryption...at least from BitLocker point of view. Samsung Magician would state the encryption was enabled, but BitLocker continued to say the drive did not support hardware encryption. My theory, based on other threads, is that the drive was encrypting, but BitLocker would not manage the key...So it could only ever be unlocked in the same machine. I was uncomfortable with that unknown so I did a full manual reinstall with stuff restored from my backups. Grr, come on Samsung! I love your products, but This shouldn't be so hard.
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