While they're not rather ten-a-penny, outer 2.5 hard drives for laptops are cheap, portable, simple to utillize... and so vulnerable to being nicked. Their size, relief of utillize and the ubiquity of USB means only about anyone can read the information on an outer drive. A easy result is Sandberg's 133-47 Fingerprint Hard Disk Box.
As the name says, this is a box: really a lattle, pressed aluminum box with a light and button at 1 finish and a captive USB plug, a mini USB socket and a fingerprint reader at the other. You will too require a SATA 2.5 hard drive to fix inside it, and an 80GB, so the full machine will be around.
Assembly is simple sufficient, as screws for fixing the drive in place and for closing the case are provided. The USB cable has 2 USB plugs at the Computer finish, so if your Computer's slot does not have sufficient energy, you can link to 2: on different hubs, of course. We didn't have any problem functioning our drive on 1 slot.
The Sandberg documentation could be excellent written. While the manual deals the basic assembly and install well sufficient, sentences similar The USB driver of Win98SE/Me to the button trigger support has not united, therefore, this support in Win98SE/Me does not distinct precisely' don't inspire much confidence in the help data.
When circumstances up the drive, a Sandberg use changes you to partition any dimension of its memory as protect and encrypted. You can have public fields on the CD as good as those preserved through the fingerprint reader.
Swipe 1 or more digits slowly across the little scanning bar, till the software has sufficient matches to familiar the fingerprint pattern, and it then just permits access to the safe place of the CD once it's realized a print.
The safe place of the CD is encrypted, so if the unit received stolen and the drive is deleted from the case, it's even hard to extract document saved on it.