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Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-11-24, 19:52 PM

Does Lenovo offer a Self-Encrypted SSD option for the Yoga 13?  Are there any mSata SED SSD's which are compatible with the Yoga 13?

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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-11-27, 19:25 PM

Anyone know if the following Kingston drive would fit (or might fit) in the Yoga?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139921

 

 

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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-11-28, 0:21 AM

No it won't. The yoga only supports mSATA drives. Newegg sells around 30 mSATA drives, but whenever I post a URL to the msata filtered page it only comes back with 7. If you go into their SSD section and do a power search, and simply set the form factor to mSATA you should get the page I'm referring to

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Yoga 13 Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-12-07, 16:07 PM

So if I could actually find a mSata self-encrypting drive it should work? 

 

It's a bummer that Lenovo does not offer a sef-encrypted option.

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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-12-07, 17:13 PM

By self-encryption do you mean hardware encryption?  I think those terms are interchangeable in this context.  I've also been searching for, but unable to find, a mSata SSD that supports hardware encryption.  Truecrypt might be a viable alternative if it supported Win 8.  

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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-12-10, 3:07 AM

Truecrypt is not ready for full hard disk encryption with Windows 8 if you are using UEFI boot mode (Yoga default). In my case, I wiped Yoga 13 disk and installed Windows 8 Pro version in UEFI mode (look at my posts for instructions) and enabled Bitlocker hard disk encryption which is built into Pro version of Windows 8.

 

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If you don't want to deal with installation of Windows 8 Pro on Yoga (and a separate Windows license), make sure to order it with Windows 8 Pro pre-installed. Then you should be able to enable Bitlocker hard disk encryption with password (see my posts for instruction).

 

Another option is to order Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch (soon to be released) with Windows 8 Pro. It has TPM for even better support for Bitlocker.

 

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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-12-15, 18:05 PM
Yeah, I was hoping for hardware encryption. I agree that there do not currently appear to be any retail msata with hardware encyption. Viking has some on its website, but I cannot find them for sale anywhere.

Bitlocker may be the best option. How is the performance?
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Re: Self-Encrypted SSD

2012-12-16, 0:59 AM

I didn't notice any degradation in performance. It is FAST! 

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