Seagate launches encrypted laptop HDD

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Seagate announced a new data encryption technology that will allow consumers to purchase hard disk drives that are encrypted without the need of software or custom installation – something many…

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What happens when the data gets corrupted ? you can kiss it goodbye.

Transparent data encryption on hard drives is risky business. One is better off only encrypting nominated partitions or folders. Furthermore, for the paranoids out there - who exactly holds the cypher keys to “unlock” the encryption ?

@ BitRate

“who exactly holds the cypher keys to “unlock” the encryption ?”

I do, but don’t worry – it’s safely hidden under my mattress. Oh, crap. I guess maybe it isn’t so safe anymore.