Aluratek announced this week their Tornado plus line of external hard drives which feature RFID security key data encryption. Available in two different sizes, (2.5”/3.5”) the USB 2.0 drives come in capacities from 160GB to 1TB.
By swiping the RFID key by the hard drive, data is encrypted and kept locked up until a second swipe releases it. It’s important to note that each device ships with two keys.
The Tornado plus external hard drives are now available at CDW, Amazon.com, Buy.com, PC Connection, Provantage, Newegg and other select resellers for prices ranging from US $119 for the portable 2.5” 160GB version to US $249 for the 1TB 3.5” desktop version.