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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DeadMansLife, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

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    I added a slave drive to get more storage space. How do I go about locking a slave drive from other users and admins? I, as well as 3 others, have admin control and I need to keep the other admins out also.

    Any ideas?

    XP Pro on a home pc.
     
  2. grantglock

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  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    An innovative approach is this one:

    If the case is lockable and/or Intrusion Detection is enabled (thus notifying you of unauthorized internal access) you can use a keyed switch, much like a riding lawnmower uses, to splice into the slave HDD's Ground wire.

    If the others can open the case, they could simply use a different Molex to get it going.

    You'd need to turn the keyswitch ON before booting for it to be used, O/C, but if it was switched OFF, no one would even know there was another hard drive installed. Unless they could open the case...

    Best regards,

    FastVFR
     
  4. NGWT

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    Removeable disk tray or external box to house your drive.

    Physical security is the name of the game.