Adding additional hard disks to an encrypted system

  • Article ID: 109152
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



Is it possible to add additional hard disks to a computer, after Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption has been installed?


Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption automatically recognizes whether your computer has one or more hard disks. All the hard disks that are to be encrypted must already be connected to the computer (and switched on - in case of some external devices) before Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption is installed.

Please do not add additional hard disks to the system, after it has been secured by Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption.

If you want to add additional hard disks to the system, you should consider to completly remove Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption from the system first. After removing, install the new hard disk and re-install Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption.

This does not apply for removable media and hard disks that are recognized as removable disks.

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If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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