Who will be the last HD maker down the road?
als at thangorodrim.de
Fri Mar 11 18:36:26 CST 2011
On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 01:39:02PM -0800, Christian Kennedy wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2011, at 12:46 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> > That's why the "secure erase" commands were added to the ATA command set, and the drive is supposed to erase even the spared blocks.
> Sandforce takes this one step further in that their SSD drives have AES
> encryption turned on by default. If you issue a ATA secure delete to
> the drive the key is wiped and regenerated, rendering all of the data
> in flash, both primary and spare, into garbage.
Sounds all nice and peachy ... but I'd rather trust a disk encryption
system that can is open and can be properly verified, like the Linux
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