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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Significant disk-drive enhancements, announced by Seagate and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, will likely please notebook buyers next year, and the new disk technologies they'll enjoy could eventually trickle up to enterprise-class storage. But if you're a storage shop manager, don't hold your breath--some insiders say the advancements may take more than a year to appear. At the end of October, Seagate announced DriveTrust, a technology platform for deploying security features on hard disk drives. Seagate's Momentus 5400 FDE.2, the first DriveTrust-enabled disk drive for notebook computers, will be available early in Q1 2007. And in early November, Hitachi announced that it will add two 2.5-inch drives to its Travelstar notebook line next year, offering 200GB and approximately 250GB in capacity, also with hard-disk encryption. While these vendors consider how these advancements might unfold in the enterprise, the idea of high-capacity 2.5-inch drives or disk-based encryption making its way into corporate-class storage evokes both enthusiasm and caution.... Access >>>

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