Lenovo, one of the leading manufacturers of portable computer systems, has recently announced its new ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive, designed to provide consumers with a safe way to pack their digital content in a secure and portable device.
Coming as a lightweight and easy-to-use storage solution, the new Portable Hard Drive from Lenovo can provide storage capacities of 160 or 320GB, depending on the model. In addition, this solution also uses a numeric keypad to enable users to type in their passcode to access the data stored on it. All of the above come in a product that can easily fit in a shirt pocket.
Lenovo's new USB portable secure hard drive has been designed to meet the 128-bit advanced encryption security, thus guaranteeing a safer storage solution that uses real-time encryption to eliminate the "lag time" typically associated with standard encrypted hard drives.
One of the most useful features built in the new Lenovo portable hard drive is the full-disk encryption for up to ten unique users and an additional administrator. This allows for a better management of the data stored on the hard drive, while also enabling more users to take advantage of the same storage solution. Also, Lenovo has managed to develop the 3 x 5-inch portable hard drive in such a way that it doesn't require an additional power cord, since it can be powered by the built-in USB cable that can fulfill both tasks.
The benefits and features of the new Lenovo ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive have already been recognized during one of the major electronics shows, CES (Consumer Electronics Show), when Lenovo's product was awarded with the "CES Innovations 2009 Best of Innovations Award " in the Computer Peripherals category. CES 2009 will start next year on January 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will end on January 11.
As regards pricing and other related details, the new ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive will become available starting mid-November, at $179 for the 160 GB model and $219 for the 320 GB model.