How does the QNAP NAS encrypt the build in Hard-drives? How do I unlock?
Posted by Alan Huang on 03 January 2012 02:31 PM

The enhanced encryption technology uses AES-256 to encrypt disk volumes. The 8-16 character long, user-created passphrase and the generated key file via Web UI will create the encrypted disk volume based on the Linux LUKS mechanism. When the NAS reboots each time and before data can be accessed, the encrypted disk volume must be mounted via the input of the passphrase or the key file on the Web Management UI. On the other hand, users can also choose to store the key file in the NAS for automatic unlock upon each reboot, without the manual input each time.


Applied Models: Intel x86-based NAS series

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03 May 2012 06:48 PM
AWESOME. I've been doing that lame repair itansll method up until I noticed this article. Anyway, we can even shave a few more minutes (and tools) off this fix I tried it with RegeditPE on Hiren MiniXP and it worked too, so in fact you don't even need a working windows itansll just boot up the bad machine from Hiren CD. (Which is especially handy when the bad machine is a laptop)