Disposing of old hard drives is a big problem for businesses and individuals who store any kind of sensitive information on their computers. Drives can also be stolen by attackers who are able to gain physical access to a system. Wouldn't it be great if you had a hard drive that would self-destruct when someone tried to misuse it? Toshiba's new self-encrypting drives don't blow themselves up or anything quite that dramatic, but they can erase themselves when connected to a computer they don't recognize. It can even selectively wipe data, or just restrict access, if you prefer that it not get rid of everything.
It's a pretty sophisticated technology that can add one more layer of protection to your confidential data. Find out more of the details of how it works in this article: