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Windows 7: How to use my password protected sata hdd with data externally?

09 Dec 2016   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Here in the UK we had a spate of laptops accidentally being left on trains, in hotel rooms etc, unfortunately these were those issued to Government Ministers, and their support staff. I'm sure it's not just UK politicians that are this careless

This became a major issue and I believe that some manufacturers added encryption options into their products, built into the hardware to prevent the simple workaround of removing the HDD from the device to access the data. You can buy HDDs in the open market with built in hardware encryption so it is becoming more normal than it was when only specialist devices were available with this functionality


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11 Dec 2016   #22
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My desktop computer BIOS definitely has administrator, user and HD password ability.
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 How to use my password protected sata hdd with data externally?




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