Silicon Power’s newest flash drive is designed for those users who need just a little extra security and in this case that little bit isn’t even that little. The newly launched Secure G50 Flash Drive uses the USB 3.0 bus for optimal connectivity and it comes with a great AES 256-bit full-drive encryption feature.
The Secure G50 flash drive comes with three layers of defense to enhance your data safety. The first is the above named AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption technology. That is coupled with the second layer which is the password protection function that enables the drive to auto lock-down and format itself after several failed login attempts by a malicious user. The third layer is software based in the form of Silicon Power’s data management software called SP Widget. The software features file encryption, cloud storage, backups, and restores for that extra bit of safe keeping in case you should lose your Secure G50 or it becomes damaged and simply doesn’t work anymore.
The Secure G50 drive works as it is and it doesn’t require any additional drivers or software except what it can carry and pre-load itself, so there is no need to keep drivers or software at hand to use it in a foreign system. It is officially compatible with both Windows and Mac OS, but Linux and Unix-based operating systems shouldn’t be a problem either.
Silicon Power’s Secure G50 is now available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities which should suit most basic needs. The drive is also backed by a five-year warranty in case the worst should happen.
SP Secure G50 Features and Specifications
AES 256-bit hardware-based full disk encryption
Set up password easily, and access your data after entering the password
Auto lock-down and reformat after 10 intrusion attempts
Pre-loaded program and no need to install a driver
Extra features such as data encryption, backups and cloud storage management
Capacity: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Dimensions: 53.9 x 20.0 x 10.0 mm
Weight: 9.2 g
Interface: USB 3.0/ USB 2.0 Compatible
Supported operating systems:: Windows 10/8.1/8/7(SP1)/XP, MAC OS 10.7.x and later
AMD’s latest Fiji-based Radeon R9 390X cards have been reported to come in both 4GB and 8GB variants in order to compete with its NVIDIA rival, the GeForce Titan X with 12GB VRAM.
It has been revealed a while back that the company will be using High Bandwidth Memory on these cards. This means that the 8GB variant will not have the numbers to go mainstream compared to the 4GB variant, requiring 8Gbit chips, 1GB per chip, which will provide it with an outstanding 1024 MB/s bandwidth.
The Radeon R9 390X will be a true competitor against the GeForce Titan X and considering that the GeForce GTX 980 already handles 4K extremely well with its 256-bit memory interface, the 1024-bit interface and its next-gen HBM RAM should reveal some 4K numbers never seen before. AMD is planning to reveal the R9 390X at Computex in June.
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PNY announced its entry into the high assurance encrypting USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 data storage and bootable drives market with new PNY cobranded Secured By SPYRUS drives. The PocketVault P-3X and PocketVault P-384 encrypting USB drives are resistant to the BadUSB attacks that otherwise is an unpatched problem.
“PNY is proud to partner with SPYRUS to manufacture and distribute the SPYRUS USB product lines specifically engineered to meet the security needs of the Enterprise and Government marketplace,” said Bob Stone, SVP of Operations for PNY. “Our extensive USA manufacturing and support facilities for flashbased products in Parsippany, New Jersey, can meet the global demand forecasted for high security USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices.”
PocketVault P-3X combines USB 3.0 performance and SSD NAND for ultra-fast performance. Designed to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 specifications, the P-3X features a ruggedized extruded aluminum case and a unique embedded hardware security module to support digital signature applications. PocketVault P-384 is a USB 2.0 drive that stores your data in an encrypted partition on its internal microSD card. Both drives use the latest XTS-AES 256-bit full disk encryption instead of the older AES-CBC encryption.
PNY is also entering the Hardware-encrypted Secure Portable Workplace and Bitlocker encrypted Portable Workplace family from SPYRUS. These are Microsoft-certified Windows-To-Go drives that securely boot your custom Windows 8 or 8.1 securely even when booted from untrusted computers.
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Sapphire has just unveiled a new variant of its R9 270X GPU, namely the new R9 270X Dual-X 4GB GPU, which features the same specifications of its previous counterpart, except the new 4GB model features double the RAM (obviously). Sapphire says that they have updated the card with 4GB of RAM to meet Battlefield 4 recommended specs, although I have yet to find an optimized game that requires more than 2GB.
The R9 270X Dual-X 4GB features 4GB of GDDR5 RAM that has been clocked in at 5.6GHz across a 256-bit wide interface and is capable of cranking out a bandwidth of 179GB/s. The card is a non-reference design, and features Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling solution which helps the card remain budget friendly while managing to keep things cool. The new card is expected to retail between $220 / €161 / £135 and $230 / €169 / £141.