Encrypted Hard Drives Enroute from Seagate Stephen Fung March 12, 2007 If you’re prone to misplacing your laptop, and it has valuable information on it, you might want to check this out. Seagate has devised a new way to prevent a laptop from being booted up or data being read off the drive without authentication. The new technology is embedded directly in the hard drive the computer’s storehouse of data. It requires users to have a key, or password, before being able to access the disk drive or boot up the machine. Without the password, the hard drive would be useless, Seagate officials said. Source: MSNBC Share This With The World!