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Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?
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    MMM42 wrote:

    >
    > Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
    > personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
    > A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
    > The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
    > anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?

    Password protecting a drive has nothing to do with the file system--it's
    handled at the drive controller level.

    --
    --John
    Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
    (was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
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    Password protection is done at logon, and folder permissions do what you want.

    Nobody should implement drive/folder passwords, it is very insecure in
    practice.

    "MMM42" <MMM42@nospam2.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
    > personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
    > A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
    > The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
    > anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    Your best bet is to create an EFS (encrypted file system). You can do
    this with NTFS in Windows XP pro or Windows 2000.

    cs

    MMM42 wrote:

    > Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
    > personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
    > A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
    > The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
    > anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?
    >
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    Previously MMM42 <MMM42@nospam2.com> wrote:

    > Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
    > personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
    > A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
    > The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
    > anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?

    Filesystem encryption is independent of what medium the
    filesystem is on. You can e.g. copy an encrypted filesystem
    without the passphrase, but you cannot understand what is in it.
    That means you can do secure backups!


    The HDD locking systems (Maxtor one-touch, IBM travelstar passwords,
    etc.) are all proprietary and protect the disk from being used
    without unlocking it first. This is a different approach. It
    has the disadvantage that it can be broken without the need
    to break modern encryption (which is extremely hard or impossible)
    and the advantage that only a driver/tool to unlock the disk is
    needed instead of an OS-integrated disk encryption driver.

    Arno

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    But you should read first about recovery key management. Otherwise you risk
    losing all the encrypted files in case of the system reinstallation.

    "Con Shea" <nospam@nodomain.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Your best bet is to create an EFS (encrypted file system). You can do
    > this with NTFS in Windows XP pro or Windows 2000.
    >
    > cs
    >
    > MMM42 wrote:
    >
    >> Is there any way to protect a hard drive (internal or external on
    >> personal storage like Maxtor ONE TOUCH - original version)?
    >> A modern file sytem like NTFS should have such a support.
    >> The new version of Maxtor ONE TOUCH II has such a support - does
    >> anybody know if this is proprietary locking system?
    >>
    >>
    >>
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