3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2014 1:58 PM by kevin_intel

    Data Encryption on DC S3500, DC S3700 with ATA Password


      Hi there,


      The spec for the DC S3500 and DC 3700 drives say they use AES-256 encryption; if I use the hdparm utility with the ATA security commands to set a user password on these drives, please can you confirm yes or no to the following questions:


      1. Does the drive encrypt its AES keys with the ATA password?
      2. Is the ATA password stored as a non-reversible hash on the firmware?
      3. Is the above combination safe against ATA password removal attacks, such as A-FF Repair Station (http://hdd-tools.com/products/rrs)?