Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B: Half-Terabyte Mobile Hard Drive with BDE

Just a day after Seagate's introduced [Press Release] self-encrypting half-terabyte hard drives to the notebook market[Dell incorporated into notebooks], Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) introduced the Travelstar 5K500.B, a mobile hard drive that combines advanced data encryption technology with eco-friendly features, such as halogen-free design and a read/write power specification that is the lowest in the industry. The […]

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Just a day after Seagate's introduced [Press Release] self-encrypting half-terabyte hard drives to the notebook market[Dell incorporated into notebooks], Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) introduced the Travelstar 5K500.B, a mobile hard drive that combines advanced data encryption technology with eco-friendly features, such as halogen-free design and a read/write power specification that is the lowest in the industry.

The Travelstar 5K500.B features optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) for hard-drive-level data security. The drive is also expected to be the first in the industry to meet the forthcoming Storage Security specification established by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an organization focused on developing open industry standards for security hardware and software. The TCG Storage Security specification, targeting consumer and commercial applications, is intended to discourage HDD/system theft, as well as prevent data access after HDD/system disposal.

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