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11-19-2020 01:39 PM - edited 11-19-2020 01:54 PM
Installation of a Crucial MX300 in a Z210 get the following error message at boot:
"1798- Hard drive with hardware encryption enabled detected while in RAID mode. Drive: SATA0 (Dark Blue). Drives that are using hardware encryption should not be included in RAID volumes. Using them may cause volume corruption and unpredictable behavior."
The message arise because the SSD is hardware encrypted and Z210 BIOS can't switch to pure AHCI mode wich support hardware encrypted SSDs. You can only switch between IDE and RAID+AHCI mode. When you select RAID+AHCI mode Windows setup automatically enable SSD build-in TCG Opal 2.0 encryption and the 1798- message will be shown at next boot. To avoid this you have to do two things:
1. Switch off SSD hardware encryption by PSID reset with a tool like https://sedutil.com/. This command works for me on a secondary PC with AHCI enabled in BIOS: sedutil-cli.exe --yesIreallywanttoERASEALLmydatausingthePSID 6825C0ED1C4C0821E100000089C981F0 \\.\PhysicalDrive0. PSID can be found on yours SSD label and PhysicalDrive# has to be adapted to your environment. Be careful your SSD will secure erased by this command!
2. Prevent Windows setup to enable SSD hardware encryption. Install the SSD into Z210 and start Windows setup. At the language settings screen hit Shift-F10 to get a command window and enter the following command: reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EnhancedStorageDevices" /v TCGSecurityActivationDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f. Close the window and continue setup.
Hope this helps someone.
11-19-2020 03:25 PM - edited 11-19-2020 03:27 PM
thanks for telling people how to remove/disable encryption on this ssd model
the issue the original poster had was most likely because the mx300 drive being installed in the z210 was previously used in a different system and encryption was enabled and then never disabled before the drive was removed and placed into the z210
crucial mx300 ssd's do not ship new with encryption enabled, you have to enable it one common way to enable/disable it is through the crucial ssd toolbox that can be downloaded from the crucial web site
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