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Automatic encryption on Crucial SSD.

Feb 2, 2015
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I bought MX500 500 GB SSD couple of days ago. Everything is working nice.

After installing Win 10 yesterday, I launched Crucial Storage Executive and there is the info that "this drive is currently encrypted by TCG standards".

Yes, I know that this SSD is SED and HW encryption is always on but without any configuration done by software like for example eDrive, encryption is present but not "armed". I read this info here: https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/overview-hardware-encryption

While first Win 10 installation on this SSD, encryption seemed to be disable because I could use Sanitize Option which is not available when encryption is enabled.

I also found info, that Win 8 and 10 enables it by default.

Is there any way to disable it completely?

How about cloning software like Clonezilla? Will it work normally with this kind of encryption enabled?

What do you think? Thanks in advance.