13 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2014 3:12 PM by joe_intel

    BitLocker hardware encryption in Windows 8

    Tom2

      Does the Intel 520 Series SSD work with BitLocker to use the drive's intrinsic hardware encryption, instead of BitLocker's software encryption.  We are testing a number of SSDs with Windows 8.1.

       

      Some drives do this-- the encryption/decryption is immediate and offloads the encryption process from the CPU.  I've gotten the Samsung 840 EVO line to do this, but not the Intel 520 Series.

       

      Is BitLocker hardware encryption not supported by the Intel 520 Series drives?  If not, which series Intel SSDs do support BitLocker hardware encryption?

       

      Thank you.