Self-Erasing Toshiba Drive Foils Thieves And Forgetful Owners

I applaud the logic behind Toshiba's self-erasing drives, which uses encryption to recognise which machine it's in. If taken out and used in another PC, the encryption keys destroy the data, and voila, no one can see all those photos and video you've meticulously stored away.

Only problem is, what happens if you forget you own a self-erasing drive? They range in capacity from 160GB to 640GB. [Toshiba via ComputerWorld via Wired]