2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2013 9:57 AM by sylvia_intel

    BIOS, Hard Drive Passwords and Encryption on 530 SSDs


      I am trying to ensure my data is encrypted on my 530 Series SSD with a DH87MC Desktop Board.  One of the reasons I bought this drive was for the AES 256-bit encryption.  But I’m not real clear on how to do that – I’ve not seen/found any detailed guidance from Intel other than it’s *supposed* to work when you set a hard drive password in the BIOS.  Does anyone know if such a guide exists?


      I’ve tried to set the “Master Hard Disk Drive Password” in the Visual BIOS (version MCH8710H.86A.0047.2013.0606.1508) but it still says “Not installed”.  When I hover the mouse over this option, the information panel says “Create user and supervisor passwords, and adjust other security settings”.  I’ve created user and supervisor passwords, both now say “Installed”.  But I don’t know what “adjust other security settings” refers to.  Can anyone help?