Runcore Launches SSD With Physical Data Destruction

Subject: Storage | May 16, 2012 - 03:50 PM |
Tagged: ssd, sata 2, runcore, data destruction

For people worried about their personal information (or spies) RunCore has developed a new SSD that will make sure no one can steal your data. The InVincible SATA II solid state drive comes with two brightly colored buttons for different levels of data destruction. Pressing the green button will initiate the “intelligent destruction” mode wherein the drive will be wiped out and the data overwritten with zeros. And if that is not enough, users can press the red button to activate a physical destruction mechanism. In the physical destruction process, a high electrical current is delivered to the NAND flash chips causing them to burn and crack. Good luck recovering your data after that (though it’s not as flashy as Thermite)!

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Just keep your cat away from the red button if you know what’s good for your hardware!

In terms of performance, the RunCore SSD is capable of up to 240MB/s reads and 190MB/s writes. The drive features a SATA II interface, and it is available with either MLC or SLC NAND flash. The internals are placed in a green 2.5” form factor case and–in addition to SATA data and power cable connections–it also comes with one red and one green button connected to the drive by two wires. The new solid state drive is now official, but pricing and availability have yet to be announced. More information on the drives can be found on the RunCore website, and you can see the data destruction in action in the video below.

Source: RunCore
May 16, 2012 | 05:03 PM - Posted by genomad (not verified)

This is kinda cool, but really wouldn't a sledge hammer be more effective and a lot more fun.

May 16, 2012 | 06:36 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

probably more effective, definitely more fun ;)

May 16, 2012 | 07:03 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

Gotta love that promo video. She should become a ventriloquist.

May 17, 2012 | 11:57 PM - Posted by cyow

Thermite would be more fun.

but I can see someone buy one and then hit the red one I hope it will not be easy to do.

I can see the arm force using this type of driver real soon if it works right.

great demo of it the the smoke coming out way cool

yep that is on dead diver.

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