Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them.
Seagate ships enterprise-class self-encrypting drives to system builders worldwide.
Move would enhance the security of private data on federal systems but also help jump-start this tech industry transition, says analyst Jon Oltsik.
Within two to three years, blogger Jon Oltsik predicts, every device that ships with a hard drive or solid-state disk will offer self-encrypting drives.
Hitachi's new 2.5-inch Travelstar drive offers 500GB capacity, support for new encryption standards, and low power consumption.
Seagate, McAfee and Dell advances in self-encrypting PC computers.