USB Lock Keeps Data Safe with AES-256 Encryption
So what are the more immediately relevant features of RAIDBank 5 compared to previous versions? Koyshman calls it incremental improvement. “If you want to do individual addressing, you can,” he says, explaining that each disk can be drive-mapped as a separate volume, should you wish to configure your system that way. “That actually works over every interface, FireWire and USB included. And by using USB 3.0, it guarantees that every single host interface currently in use is supported. That adds an extra layer of flexibility for people who plug it into computers outside of their own control.” The disk drives are hot-swappable, as are the noise-free fan modules.
For very paranoid customers, Micronet offers devices that haven’t been configured for RAID yet, so that the user can initialize a new AES code and create their own volumes. “We build the RAID set in the factory, test the unit and the IO, and then erase everything and send it with the key unformatted,” Koyshman says. “We couldn’t even get to it if we wanted to.” In this business, that’s just what we want to hear.
The primary configuration of the RAIDBank5 will have 10 TB and will run you $1799. If you’re in the market for something smaller, you can get a 2.5 TB version for $799 or a 5 TB unit for $999.
For more information: www.micronet.com.
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