I purchased SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 (SDSSDE61-2T00) which from what I understand has Hardware Encryption, but for some reason I am not able to set it up on Windows 11 Pro. Every time I am trying to enable BitLocker it gets me into software mode.
My laptop has Intel’s 11th generation i7 CPU with TPM 2.0 module enabled and I made sure that all relevant BIOS settings like secure boot etc. properly set, but still no luck. Western Digital Dashboard shows that security is active and latest firmware is installed.
What am I doing wrong? Any advise?