Wd black sn850x tcg opal 2.01 question, is this a self encrypting drive (SED)?

Can anyone here please tell me if the SN850X is an AES-256 hardware encryption capable drive?

I have two WD SN850x drives. One bought late in 2022 and another this month. The older drive doesn’t specify anything about TCG Opal 2.01 capability. The datasheet on the new drive specifies it.

I would like to know if this drive is self encrypting. Can anyone provide clear information about it?

The Samsung 980 Pro clearly states it’s AES-256 capability and that it’s TCG Opal 2.0 and EDRIVE compliant. Can someone provide similar information about the WD Black SN850x?


Hi @wduzzer,

Please refer to the article WD Security & WD Drive Utilities: Attach a Supported WD Drive:

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