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Old November 27, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Just to be clear, if someone 'robs' your doesnt matter if the drive is encrypted or not. Most auto-encrypting SSDS provide a SEAMLESS experience for the end user. Its only when you remove the drive and try in a different system that the encryption comes into play. The only way to do lock down a device which is NOT in your possession is with AES 256 and a strong password. This last bit is just as important as the first. IMHO, 99.9% of home users wont go through all those hoops (ie having to log on and give a long ass password that is hard to guess). The other .1% should be looking at Enterprise grade SSDs. The Intel DC S3700 has this feature built in (and is end user configurable)....but that is all I can say on those drives right now. ;)
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