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Hard Drive Encryption Becomes Loaded-Laptop Hard Drive Feature

With nearly three-quarters of a million laptop and notebook computers lost or stolen each year, there's a better than good argument for equipping yourself and your remote staff with encrypted disks on their portable gear.
With nearly three-quarters of a million laptop and notebook computers lost or stolen each year, there's a better than good argument for equipping yourself and your remote staff with encrypted disks on their portable gear.And while disk-encryption is something everybody should -- and with a little effort could -- add to their traveling tools, the computer industry aims to make things easier for you and some hay for itself by selling notebook and laptop hard drives with encryption already built-in.

Witness Fujitsu's new line of such drives, as the bMighty Antenna picked up today.

The sell-point in Fujitsu's announcement of the new hard disk protection feature is that the encryption key is hardware-based and is required at startup, rather than residing "in system memory whenever the system is being used."

Fujitsu's spec sheet for the new drives is here.