Seagate has taken the wraps off its new Maxtor BlackArmor secure hard drive, equipped with AES encryption to lock up for-your-eyes only data.
The BlackArmor is a 160GB portable storage device designed to keep data locked up and protected in the event of loss or theft. It uses Seagateâ€™s own hardware-based encryption technology.
Seagate says the Maxtor BlackArmor external storage solution uses a government-grade AES encryption certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to deliver the strongest commercially available data security available for external storage. The Maxtor BlackArmor product provides transparent, real-time encryption of all the data on the device, not just selected files; providing performance and ease of use advantages over manual software-based security controls.