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Buffalo Japan Intros External Hard Drive with Automatic Data Encryption

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Buffalo Japan introduced the HDS-CU2 USB external hard drive. Coming in capacities of 500 GB and 1 TB, this product is targeted to the SME and SOHO markets. The biggest USP of the HDS-CU2 is its automatic data encryption feature. Once configured with what type of data to auto-encrypt, the drive automatically manages encryption, using the 128-bit AES algorithm.

The drive can be configured to use Windows-level login authentication and a more compulsive authentication every time files are accessed. The encryption is care of the drive's own hardware, and has no overhead on the host computer, to which it uses USB 2.0 for connectivity. It is supported by most recent versions of Windows (2000 SP3+, XP, 2003, Vista, and 2008), and Mac OS 10.4.



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tha's awesome!! but that's gonna cost a leg:(
 

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huh??^^ please don't laugh @ other ppl's language:( that's not nice...
 
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it was encrypted.

nice idea, you think they do this in small USB memory stick form?
 

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it was encrypted.

nice idea, you think they do this in small USB memory stick form?
With no system overhead for the encryption? Unlikely, though many USB sticks come with free or trial encryption software that use the host machine to handle encryption.