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BitLocker Full Disk Encryption - Hardware FDE RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I've purchased a Seagate Momentus Laptop disk which is a SED device. BitLocker's Windows 8 release notes mention that full disk encryption supports now hardware based solutions but it does not list any compatibility list. After activating BitLocker on this disk the encryption starts which takes some hours. Therefore my guess is that BitLocker uses software based encryption on this device.

    Does BitLocker support the Seagate Momentus' FDE capabilities?

    Is there a way to easily verify if software encryption is enabled?

    Regards,
    Christoph

    Monday, January 7, 2013 3:03 PM

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