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    Abit secure hard drive technology

    found this story on the inquirer,

    http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjs...CNO=en_0307251

    should keep the pedos happy.

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    ooo nice system

    "For MAX3, the ABIT Engineers listened to users who were asking for information security. SecureIDE connects to your IDE hard disk and has a special decoder; without a special key, your hard disk cannot be opened by anyone. Thus hackers and would be information thieves cannot access your hard disk, even if they remove it from your PC. Protect your privacy and keep anyone from snooping into your information. Lock down your hard disk, not with a password, but with encryption. A password can be cracked by software in a few hours. ABIT's SecureIDE will keep government supercomputers busy for weeks and will keep the RIAA away from your Kazaa files."

    i love the RIAA bit on there, maybe RIAA will sue ABIT for makign somethign to stop em

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    whats RIAA?

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    Originally posted by cky2k
    whats RIAA?
    Recording Industry Association of America, iirc

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    The law states that you must keep encryption passwords available so that the authorities can access the data for investigations into criminal activity.

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    Big RICHARD@ screw them. if their only evidence is circumstantial, then they eed access to the hard disc to prove anything. and you lost the key (which was written on the back of a postit) in all the confusion.

    What i want to know is what the decrease in storage capacity is when encryption is enabled?

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    There must be some other way to access the disk - there are a lot of careless people out there who might have forgotten their passwords :/

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    Secure IDE is just bull dung, quite frankly!

    Seems just to be a marketing ploy, and might be quite annoying to anyone that builds a lot of systems and moves hardisks about. Like, myself, when my new disk arives (monday i does believe), and I formated the drive using secure ide then I want to move that disk (MOBO dead, or anyother reason) I cant use it, at all!

    Just Marketing ploy, simple as!

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    I disagree.

    The fact that i could have strong encryption across across the entire disk, non software based is a good idea.
    If my HD is taken off me for various reasons, they'd have a hell of a time getting the data. Of course, Ive got nothing to hide naturally, but this is defiantly a step in the right direction in regards to hardware company's taking the side of consumers, and at least speaking out against the RIAA.
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    so how will the drive actully be protected?
    would a would be thief or someone wishing to acess the drive not simply have to turn the computer its meant for on?

    or is there some other form of security on top of the offered option?

    Would the protection just stop you putting the drive in other peoples machines?

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    so how will the drive actully be protected?
    would a would be thief or someone wishing to acess the drive not simply have to turn the computer its meant for on?

    or is there some other form of security on top of the offered option?

    Would the protection just stop you putting the drive in other peoples machines?
    http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjs.../SecureIDE.htm

    Looks like it physicaly encrypts the disks contents, and you need a (USB type ?) key to unlock it.
    The key looks like a USB connection, so i wonder how hard it would be to copy ?
    No mention of the encryption strength though.
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    Just done some checking on the chipset it uses.

    Basicly its this with the Abit name slapped on it, and built into the motherboard by teh looks of it.
    "NIST Certified DES 64-bit through TDES 192-bit encryption engine" - so its fairly strong !
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    Originally posted by Agent

    The key looks like a USB connection, so i wonder how hard it would be to copy ?
    No mention of the encryption strength though.
    Ahh this makes sence.... did MSI not have a similar device to allow you to startup your rig?

    wonder if this key will allow you to transport your drives providing you have it with you...?

    EDIT: presumably the transpoted rig would need a capable motherboard though...

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    Ahh this makes sence.... did MSI not have a similar device to allow you to startup your rig?

    wonder if this key will allow you to transport your drives providing you have it with you...?

    EDIT: presumably the transpoted rig would need a capable motherboard though...
    According to the chipset specs, it will providing the other machine has the card / chipset on the motherboard
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    hmm wonder if this will take off....... could be another bluetooth. Excelent concept, pity about the practice....

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