Encryption Decrypted By Federal Judge

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The self-incriminating clause of the Fifth Amendment is always a great help for defendants who want to keep their encrypted hard drives from being decrypted when prosecution asks for it, until now. A Colorado federal judge has ruled that decrypting a computer hard drive does not violate the defendant’s rights.

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Hard Drives Get Six Times The Capacity With A Pinch Of Salt

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Yes, there is a slow transition to more flash memory-based products, but hard drives are still very much an integral part of our digital lifestyles. And we want to be able to store more data without having to increase the physical size of our drives. As it turns out, all we may need is a pinch of salt.

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WD My Passport gets ruggedized with the Digital Nomad Case

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Most people would likely agree that Western Digital hard drives are pretty good quality, but they might not exactly be tough enough to handle the harshest of conditions. WD is stepping into this sphere with the unveiling of the WD Nomad rugged case for My Passport portable hard drives.

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Western Digital Buys Hitachi’s Hard Drive Wing for $4.3 Billion

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You know how everybody owns everybody and even though you see different brands, they really are the same company? That kind of idea infiltrates just about every industry and the hard drive business is no exception. The latest deal sees Hitachi Global Storage Technologies snatched up by Western Digital for a cool $4.3 billion.

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Replica Delorean hard drive goes back to the future

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It’s that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is upon us and I think I might have found the perfect gift for the 80s movie buff on your list. It’s cool enough that this is a pretty good replica of the Delorean from Back to the Future. It’s even better than it’s actually functional too.

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Toshiba Self-Encrypting hard drives “invalidate data” with automatic Wipe technology

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Securing data is important, particularly in a corporate environment where business communications can be critically confidential. Combustion is never an environmentally sound solution for handling confidential materials. Making this a bit more green, and simpler, is the new Wipe technology announced by Toshiba today. It works in tandem with the company’s Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) models.

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Samsung Spinpoint 2.5-inch notebook drive reaches 640GB, at 7200RPM too

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Want a bigger hard drive for your laptop, but you don’t want to sacrifice anything in performance? It seems that Samsung is pushing the envelope just a little further with the newly revealed Spinpoint MP4. This 2.5-inch hard drive sounds pretty sweet. For starters, it doesn’t stick to the conventional 5400rpm speed that you normally find in 2.5-inch notebook drives. Instead, it gives you 7200rpm of speed, putting it in line with the 3.5-inchers on the market. That means you’ll get at your data faster and more efficiently.

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LaCie 1TB External Hard Drive is Big, Rugged… and Big

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If you’ve been an avid reader of the tech blogs for some time, then you’ve probably come across more than your fair share of portable hard drives. There’s also a good chance that you’ve seen LaCie’s line of rugged drives too, but this one is the biggest one to date. Crunchgear’s Devin Coledewey took the […]

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