02 RunCore intros InVincible SSD with physical self destruct feature

When it comes to ensuring your sensitive data doesn't end up in the wrong hands, SSD maker RunCore has come up with the most extreme solution one could think of; a quick, easy and definitive way to eradicate any possibility of your data being retrieved for access by others.

When it comes to ensuring your sensitive data doesn't end up in the wrong hands, SSD maker RunCore has come up with the most extreme solution one could think of; a quick, easy and definitive way to eradicate any possibility of your data being retrieved for access by others.

The company has just launched a new series of SSD dubbed InVincible (you'll soon see that there's a bit of irony in this name), which while providing nothing extraordinary in terms of the usual specs in line with what else is available on the SSD market these days, it has one feature in particular that stands right out; the ultimate in data security.

01 RunCore intros InVincible SSD with physical self destruct feature

Provided with one of these SSDs is a cable with a couple buttons on the end; red and green in color. Both are designed to ensure any existing data on the drive is wiped, with one ensuring the drive itself can never be used again.

Pressing the green button instantly wipes all data on the drive and re-initializes it with random code right the way through to prevent data recovery procedures from being successful.

The red one takes things several notches higher; it self destructs the drive on a physical level. Pressing this button sends a surge of additional voltage to the NAND chips and thus they are physically destroyed so as to eradicate all possibility of any data being retrieved off them thereafter.

Of course, the drive is for the rubbish bin following a press of this button, but RunCore believes there are certain situations where the red button will provide the ultimate in peace of mind.

"A less subtle method is the physical destruction of your SSD by applying an over-current to the NAND flash memory and thereby physically destroying these. The RunCore InVincible product series is catering to embedded computer systems requiring high-speed serial switched fabric interconnects for rugged design implementation and more flexible power ranges. Delivering optimized storage options particularly in mission-critical fields such aerospace, military and general industrial applications.

With these devices your private data protection is entering an entirely new stage of security. This is especially important in an ever more mobile environment were sensitive data and information are frequently being carried along, making it a potential risk to being used by unauthorized 3rd parties. With the RunCore InVincible you now have a highly advanced data protection solution for most demanding professional usage which is also suited for the private sector where data security is becoming an ever more important concern."

You can view a video from RunCore below which explains and demonstrates the self-destruct function (inclusive of smoke) further.