Hi, I currently have a WSE12R2 home file server with a few file shares containing sensitive data. This data is currently being encrypted and backed up to CrashPlan cloud. This same data is being accessed on my LAN by other client PCs.
As I've recently had HDDs fail, I've begun exploring best way to encrypt certain data on my network... also, in the event I'd need to return/replace a HDD under a manufacturer warranty.
I've tried apps in the past like TrueCrypt, that required a tedious process of individual client PCs mounting, updating and unmounting containers.
Was hoping encryption methods have since evolved.
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It works and the install was relatively easy. I installed Windows 10 Pro x64 on HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
I used iLO4 to remote into the ML30 Gen9 and began to install Windows 10 Pro x64 manually (i.e. without using IP) in the following general steps:
Since I had just recently done steps 1-6 not long ago I skipped down and began with Step 5 then skipped to 7 thru 16 below.
Download Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – the current version is 2016.10.0 (24 Oct 2016) – check also threads about SPP at HSS Forum MS Gen8 Load the SPP ISO in “virtual drives” in remote desktop of iLO4 Boot the ML30 Gen9 – with no drives in the ML30 Gen9 in my case – and let SPP run automatically and update all firmware. Shut down the ML30 Gen9 Next: I removed the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB that I had loaded Server 2016 on (giving me the flexibility to switch OS’s by switching SSD’s in the ML30 Gen9) and loaded another Samsung 840 Pro 256GB into drive 1 of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 Go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – and download the file cp028631.exe that is the Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller Driver for 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016 Editions (This is the same driver I plan to use for a manual installation of Windows 10 64-bit Pro in the ML30 Gen9 – the HPE Drivers & Software site does not have Drivers & Software for non-server OS’s) – the current version is 184.108.40.206 (24 Oct 2016) Extract the files in cp028631.exe and load those into a file folder that I then attach/load in “virtual drives” of remote desktop of iLO4 (during Windows install this will be the folder I browse to so that Windows 10 can pull in the driver and see the Samsung 840 Pro Load the Windows 10 Pro x64 ISO in “virtual drives” of remote desktop of iLO4 Boot the ML30 Gen9 During boot go into IP (press F10) and select SSA (Smart Storage Administrator) In SSA I set up the Samsung 840 Pro as a single drive RAID0 to be used as my OS drive. Exit SSA & IP and Restart the ML30 Gen9 Proceed with the normal Windows 10 Pro x64 install – During install Windows 10 will ask for location of drivers so it can see the drive(s) – in browse lead it to the location to the file folder of B140i driver(s) in the “virtual drives” C: -- if your OS drive had been previously formatted as MBR you will have to delete that so it can be formatted as GPT. After Windows 10 is installed and updated – reattach SPP ISO in remote desktop of iLO4 In the Windows desktop go to the SPP ISO in File Explorer and Execute the Batch file for HPSUM (i.e. execute: launch_hpsum.bat as Administrator) – I chose “Localhost Guided Update” – Automatic Mode After running HPSUM (and rebooting) the HPE software installed will be visible in iLO4. Enjoy!
Ok, so I returned a brand new faulty surface pro 4 in exchange for a new surface pro 4. The problem is I don't know if it is actually new. It came in a sealed box just like the brand new one did and everything. The difference is I did a battery usage test on this surface pro( I didn't on the other one because I didn't know how at the time) and I got some peculiar results. the results are in the link.
As you can see the surface recorded battery drains way before I ever used it, is this just normal battery drain from the initial charge they gave it? Or is this a sign that this isn't a new device and was previously used by another user?
I am going to use Surface Pro 2 with Ubuntu (weird, I know) and I would like to clarify: does Surface Pro 2 support hardware encryption?
I figured it's a cool feature where you set up a password (in BIOS, via 'ATA password' feature) and the computer asks for the password at boot time. If you won't enter the right password, the disk won't be decrypted and booting will be impossible.
Usual laptops with removable hard drives should just support ATA passwords, and the hardware encryption itself is a feature of SSD, but since in Surface Pro everything is so integrated, I'm asking whether the system as a whole supports hardware encryption.