Kim, according to the TPS this NUC supports Master Key and User Hard Drive Password, you will be able to check additional information on the following link (Page 66) http://downloadmirror.intel.com/22738/eng/D53427RKE_TechProdSpec02.pdf
If you need any further information please let me know
Thanks, Sylvia, that's just what I needed.
The one thing it doesn't mention is password length. On the following page it states that BIOS passwords are limited to 19 characters - do you happen to know if that applies to the ATA passwords as well? Or would it be more likely down to the individual hard drive's limitations (the specifications PDF for the 525 doesn't mention password limits either)?
Thanks again; Kim.
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Kim, the password need to be at least 2 characters and at most 8 characters long.
Only 8 characters? That's deeply disappointing - concerning, in fact. A password so short is little better than no password at all
Thank you again for your advice, Sylvia, you've greatly informed my purchasing decisions; Kim.
I just want to clarify one thing I've discovered by accident and which should help everybody looking to secure their data using a SSD which supports encryption.
Intel motherboards CANNOT define a long password, but they can decrypt and boot a hard drive which has been protected with a long password.
You first need to boot a CD with a light Linux distribution which lets you define a long password and you'll only need to use it again when you want to change the password.
Every time you reboot your computer, the Intel MB will ask you for the password and you'll be able to type your very long password and boot normally.