I have just recently started looking at encypting my linux disto. All of the advice that I have seen so far is to use LUKS to do that. While researching the subject, I stumbled across and article on the Arch Wiki that talked about SED’s (Self Encrypting Drives). The jist of it is that the drives have built in encryption that is always turned on, but unlocked by default. So in theory, if you have one of these drives you can either turn on the encryption via the BIOS or via a package called sedutil.
But, checking various distros, the only places I found it was Arch AUR, and Fedora. So that leads me to believe that it isn’t that main stream, and not many people use it.
Does anyone have any experience with it and is it worth exploring instead of using LUKS?