Self Destructing USB Flash Drive

By · Friday, July 9th, 2010

Fujitsu Self Destructing USB Flash DriveThis message will self destruct in 30 seconds! Ok not literally, but with personal security concerns on the rise, one can never be too careful when it comes to keeping their personal or company information out of the wrong hands.

Well there is a new twist to personal and company security and it comes in the form of a USB flash drive. Flash drives, the most widely used storage device, have traditionally been rather unsecure. They can get lost, stolen, misplaced, etc. But Fujitsu has come up with a rather unique way of keeping information safe on a USB flash drive.

Fujitsu has designed a USB flash drive that will automatically delete stored information after a designated period of time. The flash drive is called Tamatebako, and it is able to store information for as little as 10 minutes, or up to 1 week.

The data protection does not stop there; the Tamatebako also is equipped with AES encryption and is password protected. With this level of protection, you can simple select a password knowing full well that you will be the only one that will be able to access the valuable data. The AES encryption and password protection also mean that if someone ever enters in the wrong password several times, the USB drive will automatically delete all information.

Fujitsu is clearly not messing around with this USB drive, but why exactly would you want a USB flash drive that automatically deletes data? Well there are several reasons, the first being that in the unlikely event the drive ever gets lost, the information will be deleted.

One other reason is that the Tamatebako can be set to only delete old information. This function can be particularly useful for those who continually use their flash drives to move information between their computers. There is no longer a need to keep your information free of clutter with this drive.

The Tamatebako comes in multiple colors including green, blue, red, black, and white, as well as is currently only available in 2GB. This capacity may seem limiting, but when you look at how often this flash drive erases data, 2GB seems like a deal.

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