Windows 10: Micron_1100_mtfddav256tbn ssd self encryption or not Solved


  1. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
       26 Aug 2017 #1

    Micron_1100_mtfddav256tbn ssd self encryption or not


    Hi , ive been searching for information on whether this drive is SED .
    I bought the ASUS Zenbook UX310UA which has a 256 GB micron SSD (MICRON_1100_MTFDDAV256TBN)
    As far as I can see this drive is self encrypting but how do I know . I have downloaded micron ssd software suite but there's nothing about encryption on the GUI

    I thought I'd put this out here to see if anyone has knowledge on this .

    Apologies if this is in the wrong place .

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 6,007
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       26 Aug 2017 #2

    The Micron spec sheet seems to support your statement. It does not discuss how to enable.

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j...hQHxBiR8vV_llA

    Guess you would then search how to enable TCG/Opal 2.0 in Windows. One I found was this.

    https://security.stackexchange.com/q...hout-bitlocker

    Not recommending anything, just what I found.


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #3

    Thank you Ken I will check this out .
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #4

    In the BIOS there is a field under security " microsoft AES > ENABLED /DISABLED .

    Thanks for the links but most of this is way over my head .
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #5

    Correction : In the BIOS there is a field under advanced " Intel AES -IN> ENABLED /DISABLED "

    I don't know if this is anything to do with the SSD .

    More research required on my part it seems . Whats the point in having self encryting SSD if we dont know if its actually encrypted . nothing on Asus or micron community on this .
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2017 #6

    Correction : In the BIOS there is a field under advanced " Intel AES -IN> ENABLED /DISABLED "

    Then I found this which I found helpful Self-Encrypting Drives: A Brief Introduction and Step by Step Guide - TechSpot
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 6,007
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       27 Aug 2017 #7

    Cool. Good luck with your adventure. Make sure you read and follow sections on backups and key management (or words to that effect.)

    I would walk through different disaster scenarios and determine how you will be able to get access, like what if motherboard or power supply dies.

    Encryption is great, just have to know how, as owner, to undo.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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