The new USB presented by the Toshiba storage division might be interesting for individuals and more professionals on data security.

Called Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive, this USB drive has indeed got a 256-bit AES encryption combined with a numeric keypad.

Specifically, you must enter the correct code before inserting the USB key, the content will be fully accessible. After ten consecutive unsuccessful attempts, the data in memory, however, rendered are unreadable. And when the key is removed from the USB port, the lock is activated again automatically. For those of you who are wondering, there is an integrated rechargeable battery that powers all the USB security device.

Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Regarding the performance then we speak of a USB 2.0 compatibility resulting in peaks at 24 MB/s write and 27MB/s read.

Already registered on the North American site of the manufacturer, the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive is available in four capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB displayed at the respective rates of $50, $90, $120 and 180 dollars.