eDrive is a regular hard disk drive (HDD) that comes with onboard hardware used to accelerate cryptographic processing. eDrives differ from self-encrypting HDDs (SEDs), which are already on the market. eDrives follow a different set of standards and are supported out-of-box in Windows 8. eDrives provide a method to offload cryptographic processing from software to hardware in order to improve performance. eDrives are designed to work with third-party encryption software and management solutions. You will learn what the requirements are for eDrives in Windows 8, how to build eDrives that work well in the Windows 8 timeframe, and about the eDrive ecosystem.
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