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blublub
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EliteBook 735 G5 - BIOS Bug Class 0 password

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Hello community

 

Since I don't know where to report bugs that don't require a hardware change I thought its good place here to start.

 

I have a brandnew 735 G5 with BIOS version 1.00.04 - 3rd of June - and the BIOS wont let me set a SATA/NVME Class 0 password (HP drive lock).

The menu is empty and show it as if no drive is installed - I tried it with the stock HP NVME drive and an aftermarket Samsung EVO 960 NVME - wont work with bot however I can set password at both drives in a Lenovo Notebook and an older HP elitebook 1040 G3

 

So I am pretty sure it is bug of the current BIOS version

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TryToDoMybest
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Hello

 

 DriveLock password is a SATA command. it's not supported by PCIe/NVMe disk.

 

That is why you don't find a way to set the password.

 

It could be that when you use the NVME disk in an old computer that just use SATA interface , you are able to set the drivelock password, but I never checked it.

 

For use a NMVE disk installed in a system with a PCIe M.2 slot can not be protected with the drivelock password.

 

IF in the future something will change, I will update this post

 

bye

 

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blublub
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Thx

 

This is just great. HP sells Elitebook notebooks with NVME drives but the scurity features dont work with those and there is no notification/mention that Drivelock only works wit M.2 SATA drives:

 

https://support.hp.com/th-en/document/c01674996

 

argh!

 

In addition to that Class 0 and NVME does work with Thinkpads and even Ideapads from Lenovo - so it is possible.

 

So guess I need to get a new drive....

 

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Hello

 

it's not HP failure.  DriveLock is a SATA command. not available on PCIe.

 

What HP could do, if it's technically possible ,  is to add a similar security feature in the BIOS of business computers.

 

so far you can just encrypt the drive usign bitlocker or another solution.

 

Bye

 

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