07003674 is referenced by 161 patents and cites 42 patents.

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk for storing data, the disk comprising a public area for storing plaintext data and a pristine area for storing encrypted data. The disk drive comprises a head for reading the encrypted data from the pristine area of the disk, and a control system for controlling access to the pristine area of the disk. Authentication circuitry within the disk drive is provided for authenticating a request received from an external entity to access the pristine area of the disk and for enabling the control system if the request is authenticated. The disk drive further comprises a secret drive key, and decryption circuitry responsive to the secret drive key, for decrypting the encrypted data stored in the pristine area of the disk.

Title
Disk drive employing a disk with a pristine area for storing encrypted data accessible only by trusted devices or clients to facilitate secure network communications
Application Number
9/630256
Publication Number
7003674 (B1)
Application Date
July 31, 2000
Publication Date
February 21, 2006
Inventor
Christopher L Hamlin
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Howard H Sheerin Esq
Assignee
Western Digital Ventures
CA, US
IPC
G11B 5/09
G11B 3/90
G06F 13/28
G06F 12/14
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