Pin-Protected Hard Drive Dock Is Like an ATM For Your Files

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Everyone has at least a file or two on their computers they want to keep from prying eyes. And if you happen to store your secrets on an external hard drive, this handy dock will keep them securely locked away.

Using 256-bit AES hardware encryption the dock can completely lock down an entire drive until the proper PIN is entered. Or, using included software, you can create smaller secured partitions if you don't need every last gigabyte protected. The ten-digit keypad supports PINs from four to eight characters in length, providing over 100 million unique codes, and if you happen to forget your pin, during the encryption process you're given a master unlock key code you're encouraged to write down and hide. Otherwise your data will be locked away forever.


For $110 it also includes a speedy USB 3.0 connection, and supports all of the 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives you might have lying around. Making it a safer and easier alternative to buying an external enclosure for every single one of them. [Brando via The Red Ferret Journal]