I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO with updated firmware which should work with Windows 8.1 to enable bitlocker to use hardware encryption. (Trying this on an HP8300)
I followed the instructions in the Samsung Software (Magician) which requires a secure erase, then loaded Windows 8.1 from a UEFI boot (this worked and I could confirm that Windows was booted from UEFI).
But when I went to install bit locker, it asked if I wanted to encrypt the entire drive, or part of it. Per other sites, this is a sign that software encryption is going to happen.
And this link describes the process working with the Samsung SSD.
This describes eDrives and Bitlocker using hardware encryption.
HP support does not know much about this.
Anyone have experience with this? What standard do I ask HP if they have met?