Have a scenario that im trying to see if its possible:
1. Machine-A is encrypted
2. Want to take out drive and plug into a Machine-B as a slave drive (Eg: Machine-A had hardware issues but drive was still perfect)
3. Machine-B is setup with the same user as Machine-A, with drive encryption installed
4. Machine-B has the Machine-A drive plugged in as slave
5. Would it be possible for the Machine-B to access the Machine-A to copy the relevant docs to Machine-B drive?
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Although DETech Standalone version includes more functionality than the DETech WinPE recovery media, such as being able to do an DE/EEPC Emergency Boot, the WinPE version is much faster than the standalone version. The WinPE version also allows you to:
No. It won't be possible to access drive A if it's slaved to machine B (and you booted from the drive in Machine B).
Drive encryption uses a boot-drive specific key. All drives on each system are encrypted with a unique key particular to that system.
Each allocated user has a copy of that system-specific key encrypted with their personal user key.
So, you can't move a 2nd drive to a system using a different boot drive - the encryption keys are different.
If you want to access a drive, you need to either boot it, or boot up from a CD/USB stick containing DETech (which can load any system key).
If you slave a drive from Machine A on Machine B, then boot machine B from a WinPE DETech CD/USB, you'll be able to access either drive, but not both together.