I'm not able to open my Samsung T5 500GB disk on Ubuntu 18.04. I was able to open it before without problem. The device is shown on dmesg and lsusb command, but is not recognized by the Device Manager. It is also not accessible in Dolphin file manager. I can see the SSD in GParted.

Samsung T5 SSD in GParted

The device is not encrypted as it is opening on Windows without any problem.

Is there any way to make this disk readable again on Linux?

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    It's encrypted by Windows using Bitlocker. I assume it was encrypted by the same Windows installation in which you're mounting the drive. Since it knows bitlocker and the key, it is mounted in Windows without any problem.
    – yfluK
    Commented Jan 1, 2021 at 13:40
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    Does this answer your question? Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    – yfluK
    Commented Jan 1, 2021 at 13:41
  • @yfluK I was able to open this SSD on 2 different Windows 10 PCs with different accounts without the need to decrypt or provide password. Don't know what would be the password to decrypt the device since I have never "officially" encrypted it.
    – WiktorKS
    Commented Jan 1, 2021 at 14:12
  • In that case, try disable bitlocker from Windows. See answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-security/…
    – yfluK
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 11:46


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