Abit's new hard drive enrypting motherboard doesn't pull any punches about what it's for, and who it's keeping out. The new Socket 478 Pentium-based IC7-MAX3 board features onboard encryption via it's SecureIDE technology.
SecureIDE uses Enova's X-Wall hardcore hardware encryption, which requires a special decrypting key in order to unlock the data. In theory, this means that even if the drive is removed from the PC, access to stored data is still restricted. X-Wall also uses the latest, government-grade cryptography which means that it can't be broken without supercomputer power - and even then it would likely take a long time.
But the motherboard isn't intended for today's International spies, so what could an end-user be needing high-grade, on-the-fly data encryption for? To put it in the words of Abit themselves, the MAX3 'will keep government supercomputers busy for weeks and will keep the RIAA away from your Kazaa files'.
For more information, head over to the official site here.