Encrypted Hard Drive

The Washington Post reports the announcement of Seagate’s new encrypted hard drive.
This product addresses the security problems created by stolen/lost Laptops and the disposal of old computers with hard drives full of sensitive information.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Seagate Technology (STX) today announced that Momentus(R) 5400 FDE.2, the world’s strongest encrypting 2.5-inch notebook PC hard drive with a comprehensive suite of powerful security capabilities, is shipping to ASI Computer Technologies for secure notebook systems that will feature Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX) security management software to simplify enterprise deployments.

Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disc Encryption) hard drive features perpendicular recording technology to deliver up to 160GB of capacity, a fast Serial ATA interface, and hardware-based AES encryption, a government-grade security protocol used to encrypt all hard drive information transparently and automatically, preventing unauthorized access to data on lost or stolen laptops. The encrypting hard drive also gives organizations an easy way to repurpose or retire laptops without compromising sensitive information and to comply with the growing number of data privacy laws calling for the protection of consumer information using government-grade encryption.

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