Hard drive gets more secure on the go

Sarotech has integrated a fingerprint scanner into an external USB 2.0 drive.

Sarotech

Portable hard drives are becoming cheaper with larger storage sizes, but one of the most overlooked areas is the issue of data security.

A new model from Seoul-based Sarotech, the curiously named "Cutie Bio," has integrated a fingerprint scanner into an external USB 2.0 drive. With a swipe of your finger, the data is instantly accessible; once it's removed from the PC, the information becomes encrypted gibberish.

At about $58.55, we would say it would seem a good deal for everyone--except for one small detail. The fingerprint software works with only Windows machines, which takes Mac owners out of the equation. There is a version that is not only Mac compatible, but also Linux-friendly, but it uses the more expensive 1.8-inch drives and the availability is yet to be announced.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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