Toshiba to launch self-erasing hard drives

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Toshiba will soon debut a series of hard drives that can automatically erase or prevent access to their own data should the drives end up in the wrong hands.

The company's new self-encrypting drive family will include a new feature that detects if the drive is connected to an unknown and undefined computer or other system. If so, the drive can either securely wipe all of its data or just deny access to that data. Customers can apply the feature to specific data on the drive and choose how and when to render the data indecipherable, according to Toshiba.
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Silent said:
Hmm. That's pretty interesting. Though I can see people making a lot of mistakes.
I can see a lot of unhappy people if more manufactures start doing things like this.
 

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Same here. I don't think it is a very smart idea. Unless these hard drives erase dump files. Such as cache and other un-needed files. Then I can see that being useful.
 

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