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PGP WDE and Advanced Format drives

Created: 13 Jun 2012 | 3 comments

I know that Advanced Format drives, at least in the past, have not been supported: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

However, a lot of threads on the topic are over a year old; heck, the article I linked hasn't been updated since December.  Many of my laptops have drives that use AF, and thus this is a significant holdup.  Is this information still valid?  Is there any indication of when it will be supported?

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Alex_CST's picture

I believe PGP will work if you run the drive/os in 512e as opposed to 4kn, but to be honest it's all unsupported as far as I am aware so I would do this with great care and have an image of your disk before encryption.

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Brian_Ch's picture

There have been no improvements made for support of Advanced format drives. If they are 512e compatible then it will work with Whole Disk Encryption. Another thing to be aware of is that the drive will not work if it is GPT partitioned for windows. So that means that drives over 2TB are not supported since NTFS has a 2TB limit. There have been enhancement request put in for additonal support. As always be sure to follow these recommendations prior to encryption using Whole Disk Encryption.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149543