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These self-destructing SSDs will physically destroy the NAND flash on your command

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Sep 30, 2014
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  1. It's one thing to have your personal notebook filled with family photos, music and movies come up missing. It's a different beast entirely when that missing notebook contains business information, trade secrets or the login credentials of your employer.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,824   +1,139

    Like something out of a James Bond movie. Completely pointless to most of us but awesome none the less. I wonder how the fracturing actually occurs?
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,141   +1,213

    "move along everyone, nothing to see here"
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,411   +3,383

    Tempting product, but I'll be willing to bet the asking price on these things will be just as impressive as their function.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Peter Graves from beyond the grave approves...
    Sniped_Ash and MID.AS like this.
  6. Also triggered by airport scanners. awesome.
  7. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 890   +257

    Looks like what happens when you give it too much voltage, that might be what is happening just overclock the voltage till poof.
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,756   +590

    But then how will that work if the battery has gone flat? I'm guessing it's more complex then just increasing the voltage until poof.
  9. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 890   +257

    Maybe, I was just taking a guess at it from the look. I'm pretty sure it is more complex but I have no idea what exactly it does.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,853   +2,808

    Just hope it goes up in smoke after the warranty has expired or you could have a tough time claiming.
  11. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,428   +457

    In the US, the FBI threw a temper tantrum about unbreakable encryption announced by google and apple; it will be interesting to see if the FBI has a complete nervous breakdown about these. A brute force attempt at breaking the encryption on the "unbreakable encryption" devices with the FBI's computing power certainly has a minimal chance of succeeding, but nothing will "crack" this means of protection.
  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah totally, me too :D.

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