Drive Encryption

Drive encryption is supposed to be a security feature so if someone steals the drive they can't read the data? I am missing something. I am going to pick on the Samsung 860 EVO. So I get one in and set it up. There is nothing stopping me from putting it in another computer and having it work. Same as if it were stolen.

   So how does this drive encryption work? Do you have to do something to enable/disable it?
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Travis MartinezStorage EngineerCommented:
Have you installed the Samsung Magician software?  The encryption capabilities have to be enabled through that interface.

Or just use bitlocker and encrypt it.

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Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
What are you using to encrypt your drive? Windows itself?
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I am not using anything but that in a round about way answers the question. Natively there is no encryption so you need to invoke it with some type of software? That is where the key comes from? Usually software provided by the manufacturer?
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Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
What Travis Martinez says is correct. You could use the Samsung software or Windows itself. There are also other options available dependant on bios features and software providers.
Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist IVCommented:
The encryption usually works with a startup key, physical key or a TPM module.
So no, you cannot just plug the device into another.
Also, encryption also prevents someone from resetting your password offline (unless drive can be mounted)
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