Some of the content is copyrighted to Geckoandfly. The circumstances frequent travel that prompted me to install hard drive passwords are no longer in my life, so I'd like to remove these passwords. Phillip - I think you are on to something. The secure hard drive will be recognized and it will be ready for use. Gotta make due with what you've got.
It is still the familiar rubberized texture of the case, which matches the finish on the classic ThinkPad notebook line. He tried True Crypt too, and won't hear of that. © Copyright Lenovo 2011, 2012. If not, I'd suggest looking into third party disk encryption products - there are several on the market. Lenovo's latest technology move links fingerprint identity to the active directory. With a single large file, that write performance jumped to 89.
But as I said, I think BitLocker is fine for the vast majority of people, even if there is a backdoor. Lenovo is a company that has always taken data security seriously, which is why its ThinkPads have been the notebooks of choice for the corporate market for a very long time. Lenovo also formed a new relationship with to provide a comprehensive new authentication management tool. They suggested replacing the hard drive. John, If this customer hadn't told me he almost threw his windows 8 machine out a second floor window, that might be an option. These enhancements make full disk encryption easier to manage, easier to use, and faster than ever before. The ability to carry hundreds of gigabytes of data around with you in a small, pocket-size device is compelling, but it also brings with it a potential issue — data security.
I trust it with my personal machine. We hear a few words and then begin to free associate. You can also set it so the fingerprint reader decrypts the hard drive. Since the key is maintained by the drive, it is possible to move the drive to another system still access the data. If the machine is off, no one but you can start it. The data is not secure if only a master password is set. Either bitlocker after upgrading to 8.
Plus, with a view to Windows 8 General Motors could decide to put the steering wheel in the back seat on your next model, just for the fun of it. The encryption key is not system specific. Only if a Master password has not been set. This idea popped in my head while sleeping! I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with hard drive passwords enabled for both drives. Wait until the format process completes. The secure hard drive goes into standby mode. I've been able to set hard drive passwords in the bios for non encrypting drives before, so the only real way to be sure is to pop one into another machine and see of you can read from it.
Look at disk cryptor or veracrypt, both are free, too. I know I can rebuild this system with the recovery disk. I would suggest upgrading the laptop to Windows 8. Can I back-up the encryption keys? Can the encryption key be changed? Also, with an Opal 2. Unless you password protect your windows and enable encryption on your hard disk. According to Lenovo, the drive contents cannot be accessed even if the notebook is disassembled and the drive removed.
There is one issue though — you could frie both the motherboard and the hdd. The drive can be re-initialized, but the data will not be recoverable. Took about 5 minutes for the whole process. According to this about the Y580: You need to put on master password same password as system password than reset them bouth by adding no password pressing enter Than the hdd password will be removed Had same problem this is how i fixed and yes i own an y580 indicate that entering the password followed by a space then pressing Enter will disable the password. The Secure Hard Drive comes with a handy protective carrying case to help protect the drive enclusure while not in use.
Only a user password will lock the drive. Do share them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. No, there is no way to back-up the encryption keys. The chassis is covered with the same soft rubber that's become an and four nonskid antivibration pads are stuck to the bottom of the drive to prevent it from slipping around your work space. © Copyright Lenovo 2011, 2012.