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Toshiba Announces Cryptographic-Erase and Self-Encryption Features for New SSDs/HDDs

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The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces new enterprise-grade SATA SSD models supporting cryptographic-erase and self-encrypting drive (SED) models, one an enterprise SAS solid state drive (eSSD) and the other a mobile SATA hard disk drive (HDD). Collectively, these four new 2.5-inch storage device models provide both IT system and PC system administrators with more effective tools to help secure sensitive business information.

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They should call them Enigma series... :cool:
 
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Smart stuff, also useful for many user's "collections"...
 
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Yeah yeah Kim Dotcom approved... :D

 
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There's a reason why Leading Innovation is under every Toshiba Logo. :D
 

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Full Drive Encryption (FDE) and Secure Erase (SE) has been around for years. (See NIST 800-88)
It's hands down the best method for making the data on a device unrecoverable short of turning the device to ash.
Of course, the goal of FDE-SE is a non-destructive method of sanitizing the drive so it can be used again.

If you're really, really paranoid you can always do a FDE-SE and then do any single pass erase and even forensic discovery will yield nothing usable on the drive.

If you are tin-foil-hat paranoid, do a FDE-SE and then destroy the device.
 
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I'm just going to say I've had incredibly luck with Toshiba HD's for a "minor" brand. They are reasonably priced and work great in my customers laptop builds. I don't know anything about their encryption though, I only did one build with FDE and that was with a Seagate model for some kind of business records deal. Mundane stuff really. Seriously, this isn't suitable for hiding the pron unless you have something illegal that law enforcement will actually give a shit about, or fancy wiping your pc everytime your parents come in. They'll just wring the password out of you if they think you're hiding something anyways and you DON'T secure erase... heh.