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I recently bought a laptop which has OPAL compliant Self encrypting hard drive.

I wanted to know how I could use/check the status of the Hardware Encryption features of an OPAL drive (windows, linux or else)? How do I make sure it's active and working?

closed as off-topic by TildalWave, Xander, Eric G, Adi, Scott Pack Apr 6 '14 at 23:12

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about product support, which should be directed towards its manufacturer. – TildalWave Apr 5 '14 at 21:08
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    This has nothing to do with the manufacturer.OPAL is a Specification from the Trusted Computing Group. – Jean-François Rioux Apr 5 '14 at 21:12
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    I also have an OPAL-compatible drive, and there is hardly any information that I could find about the best way to set one up. While this question could find a home on Superuser, I think SSDs with HW encryption are very relevant to the Security Stackexchange (and I do hope someone with the right experience see this and provides an answer). – scuzzy-delta Apr 6 '14 at 8:04
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    OP, look at this article, it provides some step-by-steps for setting up a SED password: pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/… – a coder Sep 3 '14 at 17:47
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    Migrating to Unix stack exchange would have been a better decision than simply closing the question. This is not a manufacturer or product support thing. OPAL and TCG are specifications (you know TPM?). I'm surprise security people here don't get this. – northox Mar 4 '15 at 17:32