Seagate's Momentus Laptop Hard Drive Gains Key Government Security Certification

Seagate has a laptop hard drive, yeah? It’s called the Momentus, yeah? It has self-encryption, yeah? It just secured the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s FIPS 140-2 certification, yeah? (Yeah.)

That’s the news. The hard drive, which comes with optional self-encryption software (so BAD GUY~! don’t get into your data), has now been given the official NIST seal of approval. Does that mean anything to you? (For Seagate it means that various federal agencies can now start buying the hard drive.) Maybe, maybe not, but at least now you know the encryption is good.

And you will never see me say a bad thing about data encryption, particularly when you’re dealing with laptop hard drives. (It uses AES, for the record.)

Pretty much it.