Storing data in our computers is a lot safer when you save it on storage. For years, experts have taught us to always have an external back up of your files, so that you will have no problems in retrieving them in case your PC will not go on working. For this reason, I would like to tell you about the recent Datalocker 3.
Origin Storage has just rolled out the new Datalocker 3, an external hard disk that provides data encryption capability for the entire hard drive. The Datalocker 3 features USB 3.0 support, RFID for dual factor authentication and a backlit LCD on the drive, all features that were not present on the previous Datalocker 2.
Some customers have reported problems with the Datalocker 2, like viewing the keypad while typing in their encryption access key in low-lit areas. Fortunately, Datalocker 3 has remedied the said key in problem for good reason. Datalocker 3 also supports a 31 digit access code in alphanumeric format. Certainly, customers do not want to make mistakes that could lock them out of their drives.
The only negative with Datalocker 3 is that it is not currently FIP 140-2 approved, but it is expected to receive support for the feature by the end of 2011. FIP 140-2 stands for the Federal Information Processing Standard and a U.S. government computer security standard that is used to accredit cryptographic modules. Users who need FIP 140-2 are still welcome to purchase Datalocker 2 until support is given. Datalocker 3 comes in three sizes; 320GB, 640GB, and 1TB, but we don’t know anything yet on the pricing.
If these drives catch your interest, then let us know in the comment section below.