G-Technology has announced its new ArmorLock Encrypted NVMe SSD. It is a 2TB bus powered NVMe USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD drive with data transfer speeds of up to 1000 MB/s. It has 256-Bit AES-XTS data protection that is controlled using an app on your phone.
If you want to secure sensitive footage and make sure no one else can access it unless they are authorized then this drive will allow you to do this.
- 2TB Storage Capacity
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
- Up to 1000 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
- Bus Powered
- 256-Bit AES-XTS Encryption
- IP67 Water and Dust Resistant
- Up to 9.8′ of Drop Resistance
- Up to 1000 Pounds of Crush Resistance
- Unlock the SSD with Your Phone
- Windows and Mac Compatible
The 256-Bit AES-XTS data protection that you use through an app on your phone provides multi-user authorization and management features. With ArmorLock technology, your phone is your security key. By leveraging your phone’s biometric authentication you can easily and quickly access your content with the tap of a button. The ArmorLock app also is available for Mac computers.
The ArmorLock app provides multi-user authorization and management features. It doesn’t matter if you are using one drive or a fleet of drives.
So how does it work? Before you ship your drive to whoever may be receiving it you authorize them to unlock the ArmorLock drive using your preferred email or messaging service. With the app, you can format your drive to one of the compatible file systems and when your content is no longer needed, use the secure erase feature to erase the drive with the tap of a button.
A nice feature that is included is that if you can’t remember where you last used your drive, the app will show you where it is on a map.
Along with data encryption, the drive is also IP67 water and dust resistant, and it offers up to 9.8′ of drop protection and up to 1000 pounds of crush resistance.
The speed of the drive is reasonably fast, but there are a lot faster options out there on the market if you are looking for a bus-powered NVMe drive.
Do you really need this type of security?
Well, that really depends on what content you are storing on the drive. If you are storing important financial information, personal details, or any type of confidential material or footage, then yes, it does make a lot of sense to have a drive like this. If you are just storing regular footage that isn’t of a sensitive nature, then no, you probably don’t need it.
Price & Availability
The G-Technology 2TB ArmorLock Encrypted NVMe USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD will be available soon for $599 USD.
Now, if you are purchasing through B&H from outside the USA you will be greeted by the following warning:
This item may require a license or other authorization from the U.S. Government to be exported from the United States*. Without limitation, anyone purchasing this item is solely responsible for determining applicable export licensing requirements and for obtaining any licenses or other authorizations from the appropriate agencies of the U.S. Government necessary for exporting it, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State. *Subject to control by the U.S. Commerce Control List (set forth in the Export Administration Regulations) or the U.S. Munitions List (set forth in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations).