The new external SSD G-Technology ArmorLock NVMe SSD uses a novel data encryption method that uses a smartphone in conjunction with an app to perform a data unlock. With a QR code, data on the SSD can be unlocked for others.
Technical Features G-Technology ArmorLock NVMe SSD
With ArmorLock, the G-Technology brand of the storage media manufacturer Western Digital offers a platform that serves to create a secure environment for data and offers easy operation. The ArmorLock NVMe SSD is the first hard drive to use a new method for data encryption.
At its core is a connection to the smartphone as the key to the data and the ArmorLock app. The app is installed on the smartphone and the QR code is scanned from the back of the case for initial setup. The user is authenticated by fingerprint, face recognition or PIN number.
To access data, the SSD must be connected to a PC or tablet and then the SSD is released via app. The LED display shows the release and the cell phone and SSD communicate with each other via Bluetooth.
The ArmorLock NVMe SSD has a 2TB storage capacity and the SSD is protected against water, dust and shock. Via USB 3.2 Gen 2, data can be written and read at up to 1,000 MB per second. As a special feature, the portable hard disk has an aluminum core for heat dissipation, which is supposed to guarantee long transfer rates.
The G-Technology ArmorLock NVMe SSD is available for about 600 Euro.