Seagate launches HDD content protection technology

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 01 2006 @ 04:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Seagate unveiled a hard drive that features a hardware and software-based content protection technology:
Called "Drive Trust," the security platform can prevent unauthorized access to data stored on the drive. It promises users a greater peace of mind when storing critical data, but the technology is very likely to end up as a new digital rights management (DRM) solution as well.

Drive Trust has been developed as a complementary platform for the security specifications of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and Seagate expects the platform result into a formal TCG storage specification that is scheduled for public release in early 2007. The company describes the approach as a "fully automated hardware-based security with a programming foundation," that enables content owner's software developers to take advantage of the drive's data security features on their own terms.
More info at TG Daily.


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