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World’s First Smartphone-Controlled SSD Launches Kickstarter Campaign

June 10, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign has launched this week aiming to put the world’s very first smartphone-controlled SSD hard drive ( into full production, changing the way we access and store data forever. SoSecure is the first encrypted 256-bit AES solid-state hard drive that is controlled entirely by smartphone, for the ultimate in convenient 21st century storage solutions.

Taking high-end data security and storage to a whole new level, the 2.5 -inch drive communicates via low energy Bluetooth and gives data destruction capability via smartphone for peace of mind in boardrooms all over the world. The truly unique drive combines groundbreaking technology with pioneering security concepts, and looks to revolutionise the worlds of defence, security and commerce.

The SoSecure Kickstarter campaign is aiming to put the innovation into further production, with an eye for shipping the Early Bird devices in October 2014; the team are hoping to raise just over £130,000 to get this state-of-the-art creation out onto the market.

James Little, founder of SoSecure says, “Not only have we created a high -performance solid-state disk drive that is perfect for corporate and private use, we’ve also put the perfect 21st century twist on the technology by making it smartphone-compatible. From the Zero-Touch Backup facility to a motion detection sensor so you can tell if your drive has been moved, we’ve given the drive everything it could possibly need to become the most sought-after security and storage gadgets on the market.”

With iOS and Android apps available to facilitate the management of the drive, the SoSecure drive is supremely easy to use. Users simply enter their PIN to take control of their drive, managing their data, checking their battery status or even destroying all of the data on the drive from the smartphone. The corresponding app executes a ‘crypto sanitization’ of the drive by flipping the encryption key and effectively deleting the data on the drive.

The drive is not only a marvel on the inside – the exterior is also kitted out to withstand the rigors of everyday life, whilst maintaining an attractive aesthetic. With oak, plastic and carbon cases all available, the SoSecure is the perfect addition to any office desk, combining form and function like no other SSDs on the market.

As with all Kickstarter campaigns, donors and backers have access to a fantastic range of rewards for their support. The Super Early Bird reward costs just £215 and sees backers receive a 64GB SoSecure drive in cool Carbon Fibre – worth an incredible £262! Pledging £273 or more will get backers a custom engraved drive, and the rewards escalate in accordance with the cost of the pledge. The very top level reward costs £984 and includes a Zero Touch Backup Pod and not one, but two 128GB SoSecure drives, all personally engraved and available in the colour of the backer’s choice – the reward of a lifetime for security enthusiasts and data hoarders!

To find out more about the SoSecure SSD or to back the funding campaign, visit the Kickstarter page: -controlled-by-your-smartph Please direct press queries to Rebecca Appleton at Dakota Digital. Email or Tel: 01623 428996.

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