Toshiba announces self-deleting hard drive technology

By Jos · 6 replies
Aug 10, 2010
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  1. Toshiba today announced it has developed a new technique, dubbed Wipe, that will make self-encrypting drives even more secure by automatically erasing data upon removing them from a system or when the system itself is powered down. Needless to say, this is not something that would make its way into consumer PCs. The company is targeting it at high-security environments and for rented or other equipment that is due for return, sale or disposal.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    "Hey Jim, I'm just gonna move your harddrvie"

    Jim (in slowmo) "Noooooooo"
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    :D You so know that'll happen!
  4. Reloader2

    Reloader2 TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Not only did you laugh you also made me understand the article :D
    (English is not my primary language...)
  5. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

  6. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    All I can think of is that one of the buildings that we had a server sitting in had a very nice UPS, one small problem, nothing was plugged into it.

    ***Alert power outage***

    If the servers at that location had been built using this technology, BAM! All data lost...god I would have laughed...then cried...then quit XD
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,011   +2,536

    I had heard that "Maxtor" had this technology for years.

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