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Can one image a regular drive onto Self-Encrypting Drive?

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  • Windows Server
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September 18, 2013 7:24:10 AM

I have never worked with SED before. I would like to image my boot drive on my Windows server onto a Self-Encrypting Drive and then use the SED as the new boot drive. Can this be done and what are the steps to do so?

For example, could I just simply treat the new SED as a regular drive and then use the usual cloning software on it. Then once I confirmed that the new clone works as the boot drive, then set the drive to encrypt by providing it with a password. I am just guessing. I am not sure if this will work.

Please advise. Thanks.

-Jack

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September 18, 2013 5:31:04 PM

jackdax said:
I have never worked with SED before. I would like to image my boot drive on my Windows server onto a Self-Encrypting Drive and then use the SED as the new boot drive. Can this be done and what are the steps to do so?

For example, could I just simply treat the new SED as a regular drive and then use the usual cloning software on it. Then once I confirmed that the new clone works as the boot drive, then set the drive to encrypt by providing it with a password. I am just guessing. I am not sure if this will work.

Please advise. Thanks.

-Jack


Sed's work kind of like setting a system password in the bios. The absolute first thing you do, before anything even tries to load, is type in your 'password' which unlocks the drive. From there everything is the same as a non-sed drive; including imaging.
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September 19, 2013 5:32:40 AM

popatim said:

Sed's work kind of like setting a system password in the bios. The absolute first thing you do, before anything even tries to load, is type in your 'password' which unlocks the drive. From there everything is the same as a non-sed drive; including imaging.


Thank-you, sir. I guess the next thing is to be sure that the MOBO and/or hard drive controller will work with SED.

-Jack
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