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Hard drive controller card.

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August 24, 2011 3:16:31 AM

Hi,
Im looking for a PCI or PCI express controller card that is SATA II and has the ability to select an ATA password. I want to use it with an intel 320 SSD to enable the AES encryption. I cannot seem to find this information in the specs.
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August 25, 2011 12:13:06 AM

Disk lock is part of the ATA spec so all controllers should pass the parameter onto the drive.

The feature would be built into the drive, not the controller so be sure to get a supporting drive.

Please note that it does not use AES and there are workarounds to unlock these drives.
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August 25, 2011 1:05:19 AM

popatim said:
Disk lock is part of the ATA spec so all controllers should pass the parameter onto the drive.

The feature would be built into the drive, not the controller so be sure to get a supporting drive.

Please note that it does not use AES and there are workarounds to unlock these drives.


Hi, thanks for responding but you misunderstood my question. The intel 320 ssd, supports AES encryption BUT the password is set via the bios ATA password setting. Most desktop boards do not have an ATA password option. I was hoping that a controller card was available that did have the ability to set an ATA password, just like most laptop bios.
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