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Paper Tape
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w530 - 2 HDDs / 2 SSDs?

Is it possible to set an HDD password for multiple hard drives?
For example:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-EliteBook/EliteBook-8570w-DriveLock-for-Upgrade-Bay...

 

(DriveLock = HDD password)


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In another thread, SirStranger said it is possible.

If you own a w530 with two internal HDDs / SSDs, can you confirm what SirStranger said?
Could you take a screenshot of the option in BIOS?

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Re: w530 - 2 HDDs / 2 SSDs?

Hi Eue,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Ideally, the password set via BIOS on the HDD/SSD is always for the boot drive only. However, there are certain 3rd party applications which let you lock/encrypt any drive you want. You may Google it to find the one suitable according to your requirement.

 

Best regards,

Mithun.



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eue
Paper Tape
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Re: w530 - 2 HDDs / 2 SSDs?

Thanks. You're saying that SirStranger is incorrect?
If I add a second HDD in a Hard Drive Bay Adapter, I won't
be able to set a password for it in BIOS?
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"However, there are certain 3rd party applications which let you lock/encrypt any drive you want. You may Google it to find the one suitable according to your requirement."

If you are referring to programs like TrueCrypt: I am looking for a
way to hardware (not software) encrypt a second drive.

SirStranger
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Re: w530 - 2 HDDs / 2 SSDs?

Mithunr is incorrect.

I checked several minutes ago. The BIOS allows you to add hard drive passwords for each hard drive that is currently installed.

For example, if there is a hard drive in the main hard drive bay, and an mSATA SSD installed, the BIOS will have an option in the Security > Password tab to add or change the password for the Hard Drive 1 and Hard Drive 3.

If you choose the BIOS password to be the same as your hard drive password, the BIOS password will be used to automatically unlock those hard drives.

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