HDD master key password

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Jimmy the Greek, May 8, 2013.

  1. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Gawd

    Aug 20, 2002
    I recently purchased an Intel DQ77MK board and am trying to enable hardware encryption on my Samsung 840 Pro SSD.

    To use encryption, I believe that you have to set a HDD password. The BIOS lets you set two different HDD passwords, though:

    • Master Key Hard Disk Drive Password
    • Hard Disk Drive Password

    I'd like to give one of these passwords to my employees, but want to be able to change it in the event that an employee leaves. Down the road, can I change either password and still access the encrypted data on my HDD?