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?

  • 3
    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about product support, which should be directed towards its manufacturer.
    – TildalWave
    Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 21:08
  • 9
    This has nothing to do with the manufacturer.OPAL is a Specification from the Trusted Computing Group. Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 21:12
  • 2
    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). Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 8:04
  • 3
    OP, look at this article, it provides some step-by-steps for setting up a SED password: pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/…
    – a coder
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 17:47
  • 3
    I don't understand why this question was closed. This is not product support at all, and no useful information can be found online on what kind of software we can use to enable OPAL encryption.
    – Hey
    Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 16:15


Browse other questions tagged .