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    Default Z77 Extreme 4 - Sata Password ?

    I have SSD drive (samsung 840 pro) with FDE.(full disk encryption) (hardware level). In uefi (2.50) there is NO option to set Sata password/disk lock. etc. which is needed for FDE in SSD to work. ? right ?????? i would hope that in future versions of the uefi firmware this would be fixed/added ? comments anyone ? laptops have usually sata password option in bios. does anyone have this option in their desktop mobo ?
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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme 4 - Sata Password ?

    i found these Using ATA Security eXtension BIOS to add hard drive password protection | The Silicon Underground SSDs and built-in encryption–and how to enable it | The Silicon Underground Intel’s and Sandforce’s AES-128 encryption is useful, but not for what you think | The Silicon Underground quote from those "In his own documents concerning ssd 320 series intel clearly speaks not about BIOS but ATA device password. There is no mechanism to secure mass storage drive by BIOS password. But ATA specification offers per drive password. Bios of your motherboard should support such feature. Most of desktops do not, big pile of notebooks do." so the the original broblem is that z77 extreme 4 bios don't support ata-password at the moment.

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme 4 - Sata Password ?

    more What desktop motherboards support ATA password? Do Intel's business boards? - AnandTech Forums DZ77BH-55K - SATA Hard-drive password questions who do i need to contact on asrock so they would implement sata password function in future releases of uefi bios ? it can be done ???? just software update ??

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    Default Re: Z77 Extreme 4 - Sata Password ?

    I think a SATA drive password is possible with a UEFI update. You can contact ASRock support on this page:

    ASRock > Support

    SATA drive passwords can cause problems. The main one is, if you forget that password, no one can help you with it. It is on the drive, and no where else. Only the manufacture can override that password, which means sending it to them and proving to them that you own it. If you move the drive to a new PC, you must clear it first, since the other PC may have no way to enter the password.

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