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[Tested]New Toshiba HDD Auto-Erases When Connected to Foreign Rigs

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The Self-Encrypting Drives can scramble data by command, power cycle or host authentication error. Every time a computer boots up with an SED in place, they perform a little authentication test. If the host is foreign, the hard drive explodes Die Hard style. Or, more accurately, it “can be configured to deny access or or crypto-erase sensitive user data.â€
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So if your mobo dies and you have to replace it you just lost your data as well?
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So if your mobo dies and you have to replace it you just lost your data as well?
It appears to be that way witch sucks but helpful if it gets stolen. I like the idea I lost the hard drive to my laptop at a bus stop one time and I wish the hard drive I lost would have done this.
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^ How does one lose just the hard drive to a laptop? Did you take it out to play with it? lol
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^ How does one lose just the hard drive to a laptop? Did you take it out to play with it? lol
no. you use it as an external hdd like i do... lol
when i need to
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This is awesome for businesses.

For people like me who swap HDDs like underwear.... not so much.
 
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post #7 of 15
Then it is settled, this is for businesses mainly
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I can see a lot of hurt caused by such stuff - just like all of the data lost with file vaulting. It's better for business to use stuff like servers, which can be physically secured and appropriately firewalled, rather than some bag of bugs that schemes like this usually end up being.
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witch
post #10 of 15
bad idea to sell this to the mainstream market unless it comes with a big warning that says if your MB dies, your data does with it.
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