Storage performance specs are so last millenium
Going by today’s headlines, storage vendors should add a new spec to their data sheets: hackability.
Case in point: yet another theft of reams of customer data, this time in the UK. Tapes left in a car.
Wired Magazine’s Fetish spread features the Maxtor BlackArmor drive from Seagate. This is a new kind of extreme storage device. It’s virtually unhackackable, offering AES encryption encased within the hard drive itself. So if it gets stolen or lost (does it matter which?), you can sleep secure in the fact that someone else may have your drive, but they don’t have your data.
It’s got a high “eye candy” factor, too – so you can be safe AND cool.
Update: CDW is taking orders for BlackArmor now.