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Enabling Hardware AES BitLocker encryption on Razer Book 13.

  • 4 April 2022
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Hi,

Has anyone managed to enable "Hardware" BitLocker encryption on the Book 13?

I have done a fresh Windows 10 Pro version on various NVMe SSD drive with AES 256 hardware on board but I am not able to enable hardware based Bitlocker Encryption with any of the drives on the Book 13. Windows gives an error telling me the drive does not support hardware encryption, which is not true.

I have cleared the drives uing diskpart prior to fresh install too.

The SSD drives I have tried are Crucial P5 Plus, Seagate Firecuda 530 and Kingsont A2000, all of which has AES 256 hardware onboard and can be enabled with hardware Bitlocker encryption on my other desktop PCs.

I have spend a week trying to figure this out and I am at my wits' end so any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Ben

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I only had success (bitlocker HW encrypted drive) with Crucial's MX200 SSD (old model). What I've found, that drive must support Microsoft eDrive.
FiszPL
I only had success (bitlocker HW encrypted drive) with Crucial's MX200 SSD (old model). What I've found, that drive must support Microsoft eDrive.


Yeah, acording to Crucial, P5 Plus is eDrive compliant out of the box.

I take it that success wasn't with the Book 13?
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Yeah, acording to Crucial, P5 Plus is eDrive compliant out of the box.

I take it that success wasn't with the Book 13?

Dunno, didn't saw any eDrive or IEEE1667 in Crucial's datasheet.
There are also other requirements: drive must be in uninitialized state, securely inactive. UEFI must be 2.3.1 or above (but this point should be OK with Razer Book), CSM (Legacy BIOS) option must be DISABLED, Secure Boot turned ON, must boot from UEFI.

More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh831627(v=ws.11)
FiszPL
Dunno, didn't saw any eDrive or IEEE1667 in Crucial's datasheet.
There are also other requirements: drive must be in uninitialized state, securely inactive. UEFI must be 2.3.1 or above (but this point should be OK with Razer Book), CSM (Legacy BIOS) option must be DISABLED, Secure Boot turned ON, must boot from UEFI.

More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh831627(v=ws.11)


Thanks. Yep, I made sure it met all the criteria.

The only thing I am not sure is if the laptop physically supports this - I'm not able to get a straight response from Razer regarding the UEFI version, but I am assuming that since the laptop is quite modern, it should be at least 2.3.1.
I have now been told by Razer support that the Book 13 does NOT support encrypted device.

It is quite rubbish for a business oriented laptop!