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    Solid State Drive Security

    Not the thumb drives but internal or external drives.

    As the prices fall, SSDs are starting to become more popular, particularly for laptops given that they are smaller, lighter, use less power and run cooler than conventional drives.

    This is an interesting look at potential security issues related to solid state drives:

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...c=netflash-rss

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    Solid State Drives are very interesting... I just picked up a EEE PC simply because it was solid state.

    One of the interesting talks at Defcon (actually the only "talk" that I saw that was good) was about data forensics and SSD... Apparently there's really no way to do it yet. The SSD is a bane in the side of law enforcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz
    Solid State Drives are very interesting... I just picked up a EEE PC simply because it was solid state.

    One of the interesting talks at Defcon (actually the only "talk" that I saw that was good) was about data forensics and SSD... Apparently there's really no way to do it yet. The SSD is a bane in the side of law enforcement.
    Not sure If I understand you correctly, but I used to do support for a flash drive manufacturer and with the purchase of some of their products was software that could recover files after the card was reformated. Though I never tried it after writing 0s to the drive or physical damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjafish
    Not sure If I understand you correctly, but I used to do support for a flash drive manufacturer and with the purchase of some of their products was software that could recover files after the card was reformated. Though I never tried it after writing 0s to the drive or physical damage.
    What I understand (from the speaker I saw, and a couple of talks with other forensic people there (and forensics isn't my forte, so this is coming from them)) is that the manufacturers are refusing to share the tools that would allow certain portions of the disk to be read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz
    Solid State Drives are very interesting... I just picked up a EEE PC simply because it was solid state.
    I will be picking up a Asus' Eee PC 1000 40G netbook in the next few days.
    it's got the
    :>8GB solid-state drive
    :>32GB internal SDHC card


    Carn't wait to get my hands on it and give it a play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t34b4g5
    I will be picking up a Asus' Eee PC 1000 40G netbook in the next few days.
    it's got the
    :>8GB solid-state drive
    :>32GB internal SDHC card


    Carn't wait to get my hands on it and give it a play with.
    I went with the 900 (due to the current rebate associated with it)..
    4GB OS SSD, 16GB Storage SSD.
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