Orico launches portable SSD with fingerprint reader

Orico presented its new inexpensive portable SSDs with biometric security in the form of an integrated fingerprint sensor. The new drives feature the performance of SATA SSDs and are compatible with all PCs and some tablets released since 2009.]

The main selling point of these new drives is, of course, their fingerprint scanner which works in tandem with special encryption software (which uses AES-256 technology) to prevent unauthorized access to the content of the drive. . The app is compatible with Windows (7 or later), MacOS, Linux, and Android, so you can use the SSD with all PCs and tablets (or even smartphones) released since 2009.

Expected to be available in capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB, Orico Fen 300 series portable SSDs feature a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbit / s) interface as well as a transfer rate Maximum sequential read rate of 520MB / s, reports TechPowerUp.

Orico’s external SSDs with fingerprint reader come in an aluminum case that not only protects the mSATA drive inside, but also serves as a cooling system for the guts of the SSD. The reader measures 90 × 55 × 9.7 mm.

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Nowadays, there are many USB sticks with biometric or other protection. But when it comes to external SSDs (which tend to have higher capacities and therefore can store more confidential information), there are few models with advanced security capabilities. In many cases, disks that store private data are transported without any protection, which involves additional risks. Orico’s portable SSDs partly solve this problem, although some will prefer drives that do not require a program that must be installed before using an SSD.

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Traditionally, storage devices with sophisticated security are expensive, but Orico SSDs are not – the 256GB version costs $ 79.99, the 512GB variant is expected to cost $ 99.99 and the 1TB model is priced at $ 159.99.

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