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SanDisk preps secure USB flash drive based on fingerprint recognition
Fisher Yu, Taipei; Esther Lam, DIGITIMES [Friday 11 November 2005]

In line with increasing security concerns for protecting mobile data, SanDisk plans to roll out a biometric equipped USB flash drive called Cruzer Profile, in the first quarter of 2006.

Security on the USB drive is based on fingerprint recognition, with different levels of security available for protecting personal data. A 512MB and 1GB version of the device will be available with a suggested retail price of US$80 and US$140, respectively, according to the company.

Company executive Nelson Chan stressed that no supporting software needs to be installed on the computer when using the drive.

SanDisk Cruzer Profile secure USB flash drive

Feature

Specification

Capacity

512MB, 1.GB

Write speed (minimum)

5.0MB/s

Read speed (minimum)

 8.0MB/s

Sensor response to go/no state

1s delay or less

Authentication process

<3s

USB connectivity

 USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with USB 1.1)

Source: company

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