Kingston has launched a new "ultra-secure" USB flash drive for government and enterprise organizations that place a high value on data safety. The DataTraveler 6000 boasts Federal Information Processing Standard…
Why they hell do you need this crap when you can just use TrueCrypt or FreeOTFE?!?!
... is what I want to say but seriously these are a good idea for people who don't want to mess around with software too much. These just works without any software but they are a bit slow... and expensive. Better safe than losing customer data on a unencrypted drive I think.
Having laptops stolen is a much bigger risk then losing a flash drive. Hard disks can have encryption cracked relatively easily if it was encrypted with truecrypt with the right know how. Who uses self encrypting drives these days though to really protect themselves? I've yet to see a self encrypting ssd either.
Really now? Tell me then. If you use a very secure password, you should be same unless you're talking evil maid here. Otherwise you're fighting against AES here so I don't know what you mean "encryption cracked relatively" here at all.
Eitherway it would be best to use a hardware solution which gets rid of most software get-throughs.
Haven't seen a self-encrypting SSD yet but I have seen a few self-encrypting HDD.