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Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:22 pm

I hear these encrypt the data regardless of settings when using the USB bridge.

I just did some sata connector Frankenstein work, bypassing the USB bridge.

Do i for see a guaranteed headache ahead?

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Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:48 pm

Yes, most of the drives are SED (Self Encrypted).
There are a few topics here about it.
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Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:45 pm

The encryption on these is no headache at all if you have the right equipment like PC-3000. However, without it you're in for some real fun.

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:26 pm

https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/1002.pdf

Little hdparm poking, reading that pdf, , 1/2 a fifth, I got it.

Pc3k was way overpriced to do this task. But I understand it has its place.

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Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:38 am

Did you say Overpriced ? with just a single click Decryption of My Passport Drives compared to a 36 Pages love letter.. ??
Also PC3K does so much more than just Decryption.
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Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:58 am

I was quoted $8000. I read that pdf and was done the same night.

And I did mention Pc3k has its place. But i couldn't justify spending $8k on the spot for 4 hours of typing and reading.

There's people that do that for a living @ $8/hr.

Effort is a dying and disappearing skill in this day and age.

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Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:08 am

How many cases do you deal with? 1??
If you deal with several cases a month, you will see that a one-click decryption option is a great improvement of time...
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pclab wrote:How many cases do you deal with? 1??
If you deal with several cases a month, you will see that a one-click decryption option is a great improvement of time...


Yeah, or if you deal with several cases a day like I do, you can't live without a tool as powerful as PC-3000.

@OP It's also good to remember that in many similar cases you might not have been able to do it at all without such a tool. For example if a user password was set, you'd have been stuck using the other method. Whereas with PC-3000 you'd just have to type that password in when prompted. There's a lot of reasons why the tool is worth $8000. I've actually got their Express system which has 4 channels on it. I know of other companies who've bought several of these because they needed more than one. But, that's those of us who do this professionally and can't be bothered with two weeks of research for each case that comes in.

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Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:15 am

bigterd wrote: But I understand it has its place.

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^^what he said.

Jared wrote:
pclab wrote:How many cases do you deal with? 1??
If you deal with several cases a month, you will see that a one-click decryption option is a great improvement of time...


Yeah, or if you deal with several cases a day like I do, you can't live without a tool as powerful as PC-3000.

@OP It's also good to remember that in many similar cases you might not have been able to do it at all without such a tool. For example if a user password was set, you'd have been stuck using the other method. Whereas with PC-3000 you'd just have to type that password in when prompted. There's a lot of reasons why the tool is worth $8000. I've actually got their Express system which has 4 channels on it. I know of other companies who've bought several of these because they needed more than one. But, that's those of us who do this professionally and can't be bothered with two weeks of research for each case that comes in.




pclab wrote:How many cases do you deal with? 1??
If you deal with several cases a month, you will see that a one-click decryption option is a great improvement of time...




Bankole Oladoja wrote:Did you say Overpriced ? with just a single click Decryption of My Passport Drives compared to a 36 Pages love letter.. ??
Also PC3K does so much more than just Decryption.

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