A lot of SSDs now implement OPAL-compliant AES hardware encryption, which seems to be the only option to get full-disk encryption on modern PCs without buying the (very expensive) Windows 10 Pro edition.
I enabled this encryption with a HDD password in the UEFI, but from what I've read, BIOS- or UEFI-based HDD password can be unreliable (and you have no way to know whether your model implements it correctly until you get hacked).
I searched on how to enable OPAL encryption, but this information seems to be inexistent. Every webpage talking about OPAL says that it's activated by a software, but no one seems to know which software.
I tried the vendor's SSD managing software (Samsung Magician), but it only says that I need "specialized software". It seems that Microsoft BitLocker can use this, but as I said, this is only in Windows Pro and the price is incredibly high.
Is there any Windows software capable of activating OPAL hardware encryption ?