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01-24-2015

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-01-24, 3:55 AM

Hello, also having a problem with this and a new 850 EVO.

 

Samsung Magician says Security status Encrypted Drive "Ready to Enable"

 

After wiping with Secure Erase and reinstalling clean UEFI Windows 8.1 Pro DVD, Samsung Magician still says "Ready to Enable", never Enabled.

 

I've trried it as the primary disk and as a data disk, but even after setting encryption on the drive to Ready to Enable, disk part clean, secure erase, etc. it always comes back as just ready.

 

Thanks for all the info on this thread. any help apprecitated.

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10-28-2008

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-02-25, 15:38 PM

What a tremendous waste of time it has been trying to understand eDrive. Mostly due to misleading and non-existent info on the subject.

 

First off, the check_edrive tool is misleading at best. All SSD's I have laid my hands on shows up as "NOT an edrive".They all come with IEEE1667 bit TURNED OFF hence acting as a SED only. After setting the IEEE1667 bit with Samsumg Magician, Intel SSD pro admin tool or Kingston Security toolbox for respective retail OPAL SSD's they show up correctly as edrives. And they all install correctly in windows. Setting the IEEE1667 bit survives during power cycle of the SSD.

 

Also the Lenovo branded SSDs I have seen so far comes with this bit turned off.

 

So can windows turn this bit ON during install to a clean drive?

Maybe it can. But it's utterly useless to rely on due to a static install media with a known/fixed list of drives that will always be obsolete.

 

So we need a tool to set the IEEE1667 bit for Lenovo branded Opal 2 SSD's capable of edrive.

 

Please provide us with such a tool !!!

(or a BIOS setting to activate IEEE1667)

 

Part of my research:

The Samsung MZ7TE256HMHP-000L7 (FRU 04X4470) sitting in my T540p is marketed as an edrive. According to Lenovo it truly is:

https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/acc100167

 

The IEEE1667 bit comes disabled on the 540p from factory  and the bit is not set by Windows 8.1 install media.

I claim there is no one in the world running edrive on this SSD without a hack on the drive or the windows install media.

 

Regards,

Henning

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-04-01, 5:03 AM

Hi can u pls sent me th revert tool so i can enable my edrive on my x1 carbon 3g. thnx

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-04-19, 15:26 PM

I have the same SSD in a T550 and also want to enable eDrive. Did you find a way to do it?

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-04-19, 18:33 PM

I have seen in here that the answer is negative for the 2015 model Thinkpads.

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07-23-2009

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2015-07-18, 18:18 PM

wrote:

What a tremendous waste of time it has been trying to understand eDrive. Mostly due to misleading and non-existent info on the subject.

 

First off, the check_edrive tool is misleading at best. All SSD's I have laid my hands on shows up as "NOT an edrive".They all come with IEEE1667 bit TURNED OFF hence acting as a SED only. After setting the IEEE1667 bit with Samsumg Magician, Intel SSD pro admin tool or Kingston Security toolbox for respective retail OPAL SSD's they show up correctly as edrives. And they all install correctly in windows. Setting the IEEE1667 bit survives during power cycle of the SSD.

 

Also the Lenovo branded SSDs I have seen so far comes with this bit turned off.

 

So can windows turn this bit ON during install to a clean drive?

Maybe it can. But it's utterly useless to rely on due to a static install media with a known/fixed list of drives that will always be obsolete.

 

So we need a tool to set the IEEE1667 bit for Lenovo branded Opal 2 SSD's capable of edrive.

 

Please provide us with such a tool !!!

(or a BIOS setting to activate IEEE1667)

 

Part of my research:

The Samsung MZ7TE256HMHP-000L7 (FRU 04X4470) sitting in my T540p is marketed as an edrive. According to Lenovo it truly is:

https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/acc100167

 

The IEEE1667 bit comes disabled on the 540p from factory  and the bit is not set by Windows 8.1 install media.

I claim there is no one in the world running edrive on this SSD without a hack on the drive or the windows install media.

 

Regards,

Henning


 

This is EXACTLY the conclusion I came to myself. We just got a new batch of T450's for the office and I've been struggling with enabling eDrive in the hopes that we can roll this out to clients instead of software BitLocker.

 

I have an Intel Pro 2500 drive and the eDrive bit is turned off. Using Intel's SSD Pro Administrator Tool I was able to identify this drive and check its status and attempted to enable eDrive but  I got this error:

 

 

c:\Users\paul\Downloads\Intel_SSD_Pro_Administrator_Tool_win64>SSDProAdminTool_1
.1.0_win64.exe -drive_index 0 -enable_edrive
============================================================================
Intel(R) SSD Pro Administrator Tool
Version: 1.1.0
Copyright (c) 2014 Intel Corporation
DO NOT FORWARD OR REUSE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION
============================================================================
Drive Information
------------------------------------------------------------
| Drive Index:      | 0                                    |
------------------------------------------------------------
| Drive Series:     | Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series Opal Ready |
| Model Number:     | INTEL SSDSC2BF180A5L                 |
| Serial Number:    | CVTS5011007T180IGN                   |
| Firmware:         | LTVi                                 |
| Current MAX LBA:  | 0x14F5C82F                           |
| Drive Status:     | Healthy                              |
| Opal State:       | Opal Ready                           |
| eDrive Supported: | False                                |
| Native MAX LBA:   | 0x14F5C82F                           |
| Current Percent:  | 100.00                               |
| Current Capacity: | 180.05 GB                            |
| SMART:            | ON                                   |
| DIPM:             | OFF                                  |
| Write Cache:      | ON                                   |
------------------------------------------------------------
 
Error: enabling eDrive with this tool is not supported on the selected Intel
SSD. Please ensure the tool and the drive's firmware are up to date.

 

 

So the Intel utility will not work and from a forum post on Intel's site, it is suggested that this is custom Lenovo firmware. I had already contacted support, got bounced around between HW and SW support, and eventually talked to a supervisor about this issue, who was less than helpful and I doubt he understood what I am trying to accomplish. They are very quick to find a reason for which "they don't support that". Not to mention he insisted that I have an Intel Pro 2400 drive even though I identified it with various utilities and I don't believe such a model exists.

 

Either way, support as one would expect from Lenovo is abysmal and a dead end. Vendors mucking with features on hardware like this is insulting to say the least. They should absolutely provide a tool for us that would allow this change.

 

Using the Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox I could not find a way to enable this bit either. The IEEE1667 bit is turned off which I can see using Someotherguy's tool.

 

Lenovo is supposed to be a business machine, not a toy. At least they fixed the horrible touchpads that were on the T440's. I've always loved Lonovo's and still have my old T61, but the major blunders like the touchpad, hw issues, and now THIS, i will NOT buy this brand anylonger. If it were my choice, i'd return all laptops purchased at work.

 

But enough ranting, the ultimate question remains: How do we turn on this bit on this and other SSD's?

 

 

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2016-09-17, 12:19 PM

Setting a HD password in the BIOS does NOT accomplish this.  It simply locks the drive and there are a variety of ways the password can be reset of bypassed.

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2016-09-17, 13:06 PM

BIOS HDD passwords do not cause encryption and are fairly easy to bypass.

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2016-12-25, 19:29 PM

Sorry to necro the thread but could you please send me the psid tool as well?

I also need it for a Thinkpad Yoga from 2014 (LITEONIT LCS-256M6S). Thank you so much!

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Re: T440s: How to enable the Windows eDrive feature?

2016-12-27, 14:15 PM

wrote:

Sorry to necro the thread but could you please send me the psid tool as well?

I also need it for a Thinkpad Yoga from 2014 (LITEONIT LCS-256M6S). Thank you so much!


There is now an open-source tool for PSID revert.  The limitation is that it can only work on SATA drives, and not NVMe/PCIe drives.  Your drive is SATA so this tool is perfect for you.

 

The open-source repository can be found by google searching for "sedutil" or for your convenience I have provided the EXE at the link below.

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62276273/psid_revert/sedutil.zip

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