Why can I not set an HDD password after replacing my SSD?
If you replace your original Gen3 SSD with a new Gen4 SSD, there will not be an option to set an HDD password in the system BIOS.
To set an HDD password, the SSD must support the ATA Command. The ATA Command is only supported by Gen3 SSDs and not by Gen4 SSDs.
Important: If you are using an HDD password on your Gen3 SSD, make sure to remove the password before upgrading to a Gen4 SSD. This will prevent the password from becoming unremovable on your Gen3 SSD.
Impacted Models: A315-35, A315-35S, A317-33, A314-35A315-58, A315-58G, A317-53, A317-53G, A715-43G, AN515-57, EX215-32, EX215-54, EX215-54G, TMP414-51, TMP414-51G, TMX40-53, TMX40-53G, TMB311-32, TMP214-41, TMP215-41, TMP40-41, TMP50-41, TMP215-41-G2, TMP50-41-G2, TMP214-41-G2, TMP40-41-G2, TMP215-41-G3, TMP50-41-G3, TMP214-41-G3, TMP40-41-G3, TMP414A-51, TMP414A-51G, T9300, B114-33, B314-35, B315-35, SF114-34, SF314-43, SF314-511, TMP414RN-51, TMP414RN-51G, TMB311R-32, TMB311RN-32, TMB311RA-32, TMB311RNA-32, TMP414RNA-51