Laptops feature secure hard drives

Monday, 12 March 2007, 5:55 PM EST

Seagate announced Monday the first manufacturer to sell laptop PCs with its new built-in encryption technology. The hard drives, to be available in laptops made by ASI Computer Technologies, will include a chip that makes it impossible for anyone to read data off the disk, or even boot up a PC, without some form of authentication.

ASI, which manufacturers laptops under its own brand and builds systems for lesser-known PC makers, is expected to put the new technology in its machines within a few months. Other major PC makers are expected to introduce computers with Seagate's secure hard drives later this year.

At CNN.

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