[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2762429]It seems to me that hardware-based encryption is probably not a good idea. After all, hardware manufactures are not going to update the firmware for their manufactured devices after a few years, assuming they update the firmware at all. Software is another story, since software authors are far more likely to write updates, especially if the software is developed by a community of FOSS developers.[/QUOTE]
After tossing around a couple of ideas, I’d have to say I agree with this. That’s probably the most secure route barring multiple-factor authentication (which might be overkill for accessing a consumer hard drive).
Security is hard.