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12-16-2013

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Thinkpad Yoga: Connected Standby / Encryption / Bitlocker

2013-12-16, 9:56 AM

Hello all,

 

I would like to order the Thinkpad Yoga with the normal Windows 8.1 (core) version, not the Pro one.

 

The core version doesn't support Bitlocker but I heard of the new device encryption which is similar:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/windows-8-1-includes-seamless-automatic-disk-encryption-if-your-pc-supports-it/

 

One of the requirements is that the hardware supports Connected Standby.

 

Could you please tell if this is the case with the new Thinkpad Yoga?

 

Thank you for your help.

Steve

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01-19-2013

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga: Connected Standby / Encryption / Bitlocker

2013-12-16, 12:48 PM

Hi,I don't know about connected standby, but the W81 bitlocker does support disk hardware encryption, if the disk itself has it. I changed the hard disk to Samsung 840 pro SSD, made fresh windows install, and turned on bitlocker. The encryption was on immediately after required reboot. If it would have been usual software encryption, it would have started background encrypt, which takes a long time. Yoga has TPM, but needs group policy change for either USB for key or PIN. I had some unreliability issues with USB key. I wish the had TPM with fingerprint or NFC. Also, i don't now if any disk they offer supports hardware encryption.


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Re: Thinkpad Yoga: Connected Standby / Encryption / Bitlocker

2013-12-16, 13:04 PM

Hi, 

Thank you for your answer!

 

I just disocvered the following:

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga/#features

 

Below features it says:

"The ThinkPad Yoga lets you stay productive over the long haul. With up to 8 hours of battery life — and a 30-day standby — you can go all day without recharging."

 

So with "30 day standby" it has to be the connected standby I think?

 

Nevertheless I would be very happy to get some further ideas regarding my initial post.

If someone here on the forums owns a Thinkpad Yoga with the normal Windows 8.1 (not the pro version), please have a look in "PC Info" and tell us if there is the device encryption available.

 

Thanks!

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