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Toshiba plans self-encrypting HDDs for 2010 release

Written by IT News on 3:13 AM

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) recently announced that it intends to officially take the wrap from his latest self-propelled drive encryption technology in a demonstration with Wave Systems Trusted Drive Manager in the security-oriented RSA Conference 2009, from April 21 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California . According to Toshiba, this new solution is designed to increase production early next year and users with a number of new technologies to improve protection for traditional hard drives.

"The TCG storage specification, a standard-based framework for the storage policy of working with leading ISVs such as Wave Systems to create very robust Client Security solutions for safer, easier to manage and easier to implement. In order to help customers realize these benefits, Toshiba is focused on providing a complete range of hard-integrated security features for security solutions for businesses, as evidenced by this first demonstration at the RSA Conference, "said Scott Wright, product manager at Toshiba Storage Device Division.

Wave Systems Trusted Drive Manager and NIST-certified AES encryption technology is among some of the techniques that will be used in Toshiba's encryption package, and they are integrated into the hard disk controller chip, which was the encryption / decryption is completed I / O speed, without affect the performance or the energy of the hard disk.

Although no specific technical information on the upcoming Toshiba unit, stated that these new solutions will be available in the first quarter of next year. When launched, Toshiba new self-encrypting units will join the Seagate, which is currently a selection of 320 GB or 500 GB capacity encrypted hard drives up to 7200 rpm. In addition to Seagate, Samsung has also announced availability of its own coded SSDs, available in Dell laptops.

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