[ltp] X200s, X61s, turn on HDD (SDD, Samsung 840 EVO) BIOS, re-installation?

Bjørn Mork linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:20:32 +0100

Bjørn Mork <bjorn@mork.no> writes:
> Uwe Brauer <oub.oub.oub@gmail.com> writes:
>> Several months ago, I asked about full disk encryption (I first was
>> thinking about luks cm-crypt) but then I was pointed out to encryption
>> "in hardware" which has no performance issue, but finally I did not do
>> anything.
>> Now I came back to that idea, but before enabling it I would like to
>> know:
>> Will that erase all my data and I have to reinstall everything?
> No, it will not.  Enabling hardware disk encryption doesn't modify the
> data, only the key metadata.  All data on disk is already encrypted.
> But the key is not, until you set a password.

See also http://www.lenovo.com/support/fde