We would like to check on this situation with the SSD Intel® Solid State Drive 600p and the encryption using Bitlocker* software, this, because this is a consumer drive. We will provide updates soon.
Our drives come with hardware encryption AES 256bit done at the drive level.
About the Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, we are checking with our team in order to verify the situation with the SMART details, we will keep you posted as well.
We would like you to please check the following link that explains the details on configuring BitLocker* on Windows® 10, this may be useful.
About the Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, this software is not available yet for the Intel® SSD 600P, we will be letting you know as soon as the new software is available.
Any questions, please let us know.
Thanks, i found Encrypted Hard Drive (Windows 10) over the weekend which has:
Warning: Self-Encrypting Hard Drives and Encrypted Hard Drives for Windows are not the same type of device. Encrypted Hard Drives for Windows require compliance for specific TCG protocols as well as IEEE 1667 compliance; Self-Encrypting Hard Drives do not have these requirements. It is important to confirm the device type is an Encrypted Hard Drive for Windows when planning for deployment.
From that i am guessing 600p is not eDrive compatible? Will a firmware update bring that?
I have already followed the guidelines for creating custom partition layout with new size recommendations, 350MB EFI/System, 16MB MSR, Windows, Recovery, until i read above and realized what "manage-bde -on -fet hardware c:" was telling me...
Thanks for the SSD Toolbox information. I also found Accelerate Performance with Intel® Solid State Drive 600p Series with the product brief containing note:
9. Toolbox available November 2016.
Disk layout I used where it still says hardware encryption not available:
# Create new install
select disk #
# System partition, 1GB, new eDrive recommendation: 350MB
create partition efi size=1024
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
# MSR microsoft reserved partition, used to be 128MB
create partition msr size=16
# Windows partition
create partition primary
# minus 10GB for recovery
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
# Recovery tools partition, very wasted space for now
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery"
According to the eDrive functionality, the only drives we have with this feature are the Pro version SSDs, for example: Intel® Solid State Drive Pro 5400s, Intel® Solid State Drive Pro 2500 and Intel® Solid State Drive Pro 6000p.
The drive you have is a consumer SSD and it only comes with self-encryption.
Thanks for the links provided as well, any questions please let us know.
We are following up the thread and we would like to know if you require any further assistance. We will be waiting for your response.