Is the SSD used in V hardware-encryption safe? (more inside)


#1

I found this concerning article: https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-cant-trust-bitlocker-to-encrypt-your-ssd-on-windows-10/

Accoriding to it, the SSD may have not been manufactured or configured in a encryption-safe way (please read the article above for the details, I am honestly not an expect on this topic).
I ordered the V i7 with 1TB hard disk add-on back then. Can I be reassured on the hardware encryption’s master key?

Thank you


#2

Short answer you can’t. Encryption is always vulnerable at some point. The best way to encrypt something is through Linux with a very long master password. And then encrypt every major file you need to be unavailable to read.
But hardware encryption and more generally a whole disk encryption is never safe at 100%. For the moment there is more general preference to encrypt your disk by software than hardware.
For doing that,
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180028