An anonymous reader writes: Given all the recent stories of lost laptops and whatnot, I've become very interested in doing full disk encryption on my laptop. I'm using a Mac, so the software options are few and far between, so I've been trying to find a good hardware solution. This has lead to nothing but frustration. Despite drives that support hardware encryption being offered by several different companies (Seagate Momentus and Hitachi TravelStar come to mind), I can't see to find any source that gives a good breakdown of the hardware required, what sort of TCG issues might arise, and how this all ties together with software management for pre-boot authentication and whatnot. So Slashdot, do you have any advice? Even a good LMGY link would be appreciated at this point!