Seagate says they will encrypt hard drives.
How will it work? You will be asked for a password before the OS boots.
Great news for those of us who carry laptops- thieves will find them just as useless as they are (unless they’re qualified techies who can change to a normal, unencrypted drive-unlikely as thieves are by definition lazy no good bums).
And also beneficial for desktops users-
“Even data-recovery specialists would not be able to help if the assigned password somehow gets lost, said Scott Shimomura, a senior product marketing manager at Seagate.”
Brilliant, and I can’t wait.
Oh, one potential downside:Seagate is also testing them for use in digital video recorders; the article does not say toward what end tho’. 8^/
One word of advice: Don’t lose that password!