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Re: [opensuse] how to password protect a portable harddrive for data exchange between windows and Linux?
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Carlos E. R.
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have seen it used on laptops a number of times, but in general if a
company wants to have
their info encrypted, they don't use the ATA access control feature.

Make sense.

But it can be used as a deterrent against normal thieves, they can not sell
the hardware as it
costs a lot to recover.

Depends if they are stealing hardware or data. hdparm can clear the
access control password, but it wipes the data in the process!

So a diligent hardware thief has only a small inconvenience. For a
data thief, it certainly is a deterrent.

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