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    Need an encrypted portable HDD

    Not sure if this is where this post should go... but here's the lowdown.

    I need a portable hard drive that meets DoD regulation.

    Must meet DHS/DISA requirements and have 256bit AES encryption defined in FIPS 197 and be tested and certified.

    I have looked at software that can do it, like TrueCrypt and similar programs, but I just don't know if that is good enough.

    I want 1TB for under $200 if its possible. It has to be FIPS certified.

    I'd prefer software that can do this, as I already own a decent little WD portable, but if I must buy another one with hardware encryption, i'd like to know my best price per GB options...

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    Linux Engineer
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    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    3.2.4.*LUKS Disk Encryption

    I don't know about 'certified' but I do know that both AES and RHEL are used by DoD in various applications.

    I'm not 100% sure if it will work with a removable hdd, but I see no reason why it shouldn't...a block device is a block device.
    There are some basic steps in the following pages that can be easily adapted to your device.

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    Linux Enthusiast Steven_G's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    Western US
    Sounds like you're looking for an IronKey.

    I *believe* they make models with space for file storage.

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    I've used the Hitachi drives listed here. They were the 2.5" form factor. A very reliable drive all around. The link has lots of good info on disk encryption.

    I've also used the IronKey mentioned by Steven_G, though I have no idea as to its status re: FIPS.

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