Patrick Warley, head of R&D for Integral Memory plc, shows the 512Gbyte USB 3.0 secure solid-state drive he helped design.
Integral Memory plc's Terabyte USB 3.0 secure solid-state drive sells for a cool $1,600. (512 Gbyte version shown.)
The company developed its own small, low-power encryption chip that handles a range of standards and fits into such cards and even thumb drives. Patrick Warley, its head of R&D, hopes to design versions of the SSD to add RFID and a touch panel to control authentication.
Integral Memory is in negotiations to license its technology to Lenovo and others. Interestingly, Warley said no one is making USB 3.0 cables yet, so Integral had to design its own.