I have a Dell PowerEdge 1900 with a system drive in RAID 1 with 2 500Gb hard drives. I have added another 4 Tb drive as a single data drive. Although an older server, it is plenty fast enough for what I am doing and the data I am storing.
The Dell PowerEdge 1900 does NOT have TPM.
I want to encrypt the data drive. I do not need to encrypt the system drive, necessarily.
I understand other security concerns and I only need to prevent someone taking the drive out of my server and trying to read it in another computer. Having the data read from the drive after it is stolen is my main concern.
I have used bitlocker on Windows 8.1 to encrypt external USB drives with a password, but I am struggling with this data drive on a 2012 R2 server.
It is also important that I be able to turn the server on and have the data drive accessible from the console (and even to someone authenticated on the network) without having to manually enter a password to open the drive.
Is bitlocker even a possible solution for this or should I be looking at a different, third-party product?