Seagate's Momentus 5400 FDE.2, an encrypting platform, will be
integrated into ASI notebooks, helping to provide business users with
an array of security features focused around stolen or lost laptops.
Seagate Technology LLC
announced March 12 that it will ship its encrypting PC hard drive, the Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (full disc encryption), to ASI Computer Technology's
newest laptop PC, the C8105, offering a diverse set of hardware-based security features.
The Momentus 5400 FDE.2 is a hard drive that provides business
professionals with 160GB of storage space, a Serial ATA interface and a
hardware-based AES (advanced encryption standard). The AES is a
government-grade security protocol that automatically encrypts
hard-drive information, enabling users to block unauthorized access to
information on lost or stolen laptops.
The encrypting hard drive from Seagate, based in Scotts Valley,
Calif., also enables businesses to retire laptops without losing
important information while also staying in line with data privacy
"Computer security is a growing concern for all of our channel
customers and for good reason as the theft of intellectual property,
customer information and other precious content stored on laptops can
cost organizations dearly in legal remedies and customer retention,"
Kent Tibbils, ASI senior director of Platform Technologies and
Marketing, said in a company release.
Seagate's encrypting hard drive will be integrated into ASI's
C8105 laptop PC, which will be available in April. The C8105's
inclusion of the Momentus 5400 FDE.2 will feature a biometric
fingerprint reader that can be used for user authentication.
To help set up Seagate's Momentus 5400 FDE.2, the ASI C8015
will include Wave Systems, a security platform distributor, and Embassy
Security Center's Trusted Drive Manager, which also allows business
users to set up and back up passwords, manage hard-drive policies and
control security settings.
The laptop from Fremont, Calif.-based ASI will also integrate
Seagates DriveTrust Technology, a security platform that allows
business users to add security-based applications that provide
businesses with encryption-key management capabilities, multi-factor
user authentication and other features that help protect a user's
Seagate also announced that it has released its 7,200-rpm notebook PC hard drive, the Momentus 7200.2
, which provides users with various security and storage capabilities.
The Momentus 7200.2 is designed for mainstream notebook PCs,
workstations and RAID (redundant array of independent or inexpensive
disks) enclosures. It is offered in 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB
The notebook PC hard drive from Seagate also offers an
optional free-fall sensor, which helps to protect drive damage and data
loss in case the laptop is dropped. This sensor can identify changes in
acceleration equal to the force of gravity and then move the head off
the disc to block contact with the platter during a free fall.
"The Momentus 7200.2 hard drive epitomizes Seagate's focus on
delivering cutting-edge technologies that make it easier to move, use
and protect digital information in the home, in the office and on the
go," Michael Wingert, Seagate's executive vice president and general
manager for Personal Compute Business, said in a company release.
Seagate's Momentus 7200.2 is able to endure up to 900g of
non-operating shock and 350g of operating shock to help protect drive
data. It also allows business users to work longer between battery
The Momentus 7200.2 is available now and costs $188.