Auto-encrypting hard drives


With all these new drives coming out how are techs suppose to retrieve data off of them if they crash? Its suppose to be hardware based encryption so that it doesn't slow down like software encryption. They say that if anyone removes them out of a system then it's made so that no one can get to your data. What If you are trying to retrieve data off of them? Sounds like a big headache down the road... :smt011