Recommended Disk Combinations

Endpoint Encryption supports endpoints with a maximum of 32 disks attached. Full Disk Encryption recommends the following disk combinations:

Primary Disk

Secondary Disk

Recommendation

Normal system disk

Normal data disk

Yes

The disk must either be new or previously encrypted and connected with PolicyServer.

Normal system disk

Normal system disk attached as a data disk

Yes

If the Bypass Preboot policy is set to Allow, Full Disk Encryption prompts for the removal of one system disk.

Normal system disk

SED data disk

Yes

The disk must either be new or previously encrypted and connected with PolicyServer.

SED system disk

SED data disk

Yes

The disk must either be new or previously encrypted and connected with PolicyServer.

SED system disk

SED system disk attached as a data disk

No

The Full Disk Encryption installer completes the installation but won't be able to manage both disks. If the Bypass Preboot policy is set to Allow, Full Disk Encryption prompts for the removal of one system disk

SED system disk

Normal data disk

No

The Full Disk Encryption installer completes the installation but won't be able to manage any disks.

If a non-recommended disk is found, the Full Disk Encryption installer still completes the installation but won't be able to manage the non-recommended disk. Aditionally, it also reports a status of Unmanaged for the non-recommended disk.