Security-focused SSDs will self-destruct if you text them a special code


We’ve all seen the movies where computer hard drives and electronics will self-destruct when the right codes are entered, thus preventing anyone else from seeing the information on it. Well if you’re after something similar, you might be interested to learn that British company Secure Drives has announced the Autothysis128s and the Autothysis128t.

British company Secure Drives’ Autothysis128s and Autothysis128t are solid state drives with 128GB of storage space. They would be fairly unremarkable SSDs, were it not for the ability to delete their data by sending an SMS message to a special self-destruct number like some kind of Mission Impossible spymaster. And that data’s not just wiped. The SSDs are like piggy banks — once you’ve made the decision to delete the data, the drive is physically destroyed, with the NAND flash chips and security controller broken inside the drive’s enclosure.

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