Setting Up Bitlocker With SSD/NVME Hardware Encryption (it can be faster than no encryption at all)

It has recently been reported that Windows 11’s default always-on bitlocker protection, with software encryption, could be crippling upto 45% of your storage performance.

To use Bitlocker with SSD Hardware full disk encryption, it’s crucial that your SSD supports TCG Opal and the eDrive standard (IEEE-1667). Unfortunately, many manufacturers omit this information from their datasheets, making it hard to find. To identify compatible devices with TCG Opal support, you can use the filter on the German Website Geizhals.

You will also require the manufacturer’s software for your SSD, such as Samsung Magician or Kingston’s SSD Manager.

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