Print 14 comment(s) - last by aoz.. on Nov 9 at 7:31 AM

FDE.2 family of notebook drives come with DriveTrust encryption

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

hardware based vs software based
By saqib on 10/30/2006 11:12:32 PM , Rating: 2
Ever wondered how much overhead does software based encryption creates, see the performance impact benchmarks below:

The Seagate drives have a chip that performs the crypto functions, so there is essentially NO performance impact. Hardware based encryption is awesome! :-)

RE: hardware based vs software based
By Goi on 10/31/2006 10:19:58 AM , Rating: 2
Yup, there are already several laptop HDDs out there that do FDE, and with hardware based solutions there's virtually no performance degradation since the chip's encryption/decryption bandwidth is an order of magnitude higher than the drive bandwidth.

"If you mod me down, I will become more insightful than you can possibly imagine." -- Slashdot

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki