Western Digital MyBook Encryption

Western Digital MyBook Elite external hard drives use hardware-based encryption chips. A failure of the enclosure,  will deny direct access to the files, as the drive will return only encrypted data. DiskEng have developed a solution, which circumvents this problem, allowing full data recovery of the files.

The problem is due to the hardware-based encryption chips used to encrypt the data, being housed within the drive enclosure, and not an integral part of the hard disk electronics. Our R&D department have developed a hardware solution, which allows the recovery of all the data files, in an unencrypted form.

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