Storage Application Note: Encrypting Drives Compliant with Opal SSC

This document provides examples of the communication between a host and a storage device implementing the TCG Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opal SSC and the TCG Storage Architecture Core Specification.

Examples are provided for the following scenarios:.

  • Discovering whether a storage device supports Opal SSC
  • Taking ownership of the storage device
  • Activating the Locking SP
  • Changing the Admin1 PIN in the Locking SP and adding users
  • Configuring Locking Objects (LBA ranges)
  • Unlocking ranges
  • Erasing a range
  • Enabling the MBR shadow
  • Un-shadowing the MBR
  • Reverting the TPer
  • Reverting the Locking SP
  • Using the DataStore table
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