The first encrypted NVMe portable SSD that unlocks with your smartphone.
Sep 04.2020Hardware written by Razvan Iancu
Western Digital launches the first encrypted NVMe portable SSD that unlocks with your smartphone.
Known for SSDs and portable hard drives, the manufacturer Western Digital offers an original product under the G-Technology brand. The ArmorLock portable SSD can encrypt data (256-bit AES) to protect it from hackers, but it stands out especially through the unlocking process!
Unlocking is done via Bluetooth using your smartphone, and thanks to biometric authentication, you dont need a password.
To use the SSD, just install a free app on your smartphone or tablet. For now, only the iOS version is available, but an Android version should arrive soon. The manufacturer also offers a macOS version of its application.
It has an aluminum housing, and according to the manufacturer, it is resistant to falls from 3 meters in height, it is resistant to a maximum pressure of 450 kg, as well as water and dust (IP67).
Thanks to an internal NVMe interface, the SSD is fast, with speeds of up to 1000 MB / s in read and write and must be connected to a computer with a USB 3.1 / 3.2 Gen2 port to use it.
For a comfortable 2 TB capacity the price is $599.