aencrypted Samsung EVO 840 SSD

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 08:02:09 UTC 2014


On 31 December 2014 at 04:57, Jon <Arisbe at cni.net> wrote:
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> On 12/29/2014 07:02 PM, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
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>>> Several months back I installed the above 250 GB in my desktop and chose
>>> > to encrypt it.  Now I can't remember the pass phrase and I want to use
>>> > it un-encrypted.  There has never been any data saved on the SSD.  Am I
>>> > screwed?  Can I un-encrypt and reformat this device?
>> Do you mean you somehow encrypted the whole disk, or just encrypted
>> your home folder?
>>
>> Colin
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> I encrypted all of this disk when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 server.  It
> was the secondary disk in a two-disk workstation.  The primary is not
> encrypted.

I don't know for certain, but I suspect there is no way of recovering
the data.  That is, after all, the whole point of encryption, without
the key there is no way to access the data.  I suspect the only option
is to re-formatting the drive and start again.

Colin



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