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Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 and Class 0 Security

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I am trying to set class 0 security for my samsung 950 pro ssd in bios but for the life of me after checking the manual I can't find the option. I thought this mobo was fairly new and decent so I assumed it has the option. Am I wrong?
post #2 of 7
Just Google set class 0 security and read.
It's different than what you're thinking.
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Just Google set class 0 security and read.
It's different than what you're thinking.

Before I posted here, I searched ocn and googled of course. From what I understood and learned bios pass and class 0 security hdd pass are two different things. You can actually set a hdd pass which is what I'm trying to figure out.
post #4 of 7
Not all motherboards support drive encryption natively. Generally, only laptops and business class desktops.

What drive and motherboard do you have?

Some SSDs are SEDs (Self Encrypting Drives). All the data is encrypted, but there is a chip in the drive that handles the encryption, so no software nor password is required, If you set a password for the drive, that password is just the "key" that unlocks the access to the automatically encrypted data.
If you can set a password for the drive then only someone with the password can access the encrypted (or not encrypted) data on it. If the drive is not an SED then the password just blocks access to the drive.

Level 0 protection is just an administrative password that prevents access to the drive (and the drive's password) without the administrative password.

If someone doesn't have those passwords, or puts the drive into another computer, they can not access the drive's data.

It's kind of a joke though, as anyone that puts the drive into another computer that has their own administrative password they can use that password to change the drive's password and get all the data, encrypted (SED) or not.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Not all motherboards support drive encryption natively. Generally, only laptops and business class desktops.

What drive and motherboard do you have?

Some SSDs are SEDs (Self Encrypting Drives). All the data is encrypted, but there is a chip in the drive that handles the encryption, so no software nor password is required, If you set a password for the drive, that password is just the "key" that unlocks the access to the automatically encrypted data.
If you can set a password for the drive then only someone with the password can access the encrypted (or not encrypted) data on it. If the drive is not an SED then the password just blocks access to the drive.

Level 0 protection is just an administrative password that prevents access to the drive (and the drive's password) without the administrative password.

If someone doesn't have those passwords, or puts the drive into another computer, they can not access the drive's data.

It's kind of a joke though, as anyone that puts the drive into another computer that has their own administrative password they can use that password to change the drive's password and get all the data, encrypted (SED) or not.

The ssd and mobo that I use is on my rig list. Like I mentioned on a previous post, I searched and googled before posting anything here so yes, I do know the pros and cons about class 0 protection and I do know how to get around it. I simply wanted to enable it and see what it looks like in samsung magician when it's enabled. I just recently got this ssd and mobo.
post #6 of 7
Here's what I get for my Samsung 840 Pro:

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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Here's what I get for my Samsung 840 Pro:


Yep exactly the same as mine frown.gif I just thought that I have a recent mobo and expected to support it.
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