BlackArmor: Locked and Loaded
The Good: Sleek, lightweight drive locks your data away from prying eyes
The Bad: Setup requires running Windows in administrator mode, a privilege many companies don't grant workers
The Bottom Line: One of the most secure ways to protect data, but corporate PC users will need administrator rights
In my eight-month quest for better backup for business professionals, I've tried svelte hard drives that slip in a pocket, stylish drives that shimmer with designer touches, and portly drives that stand on a desk and house huge amounts of data. In June, storage vendor Seagate Technology (STX) came out with BlackArmor, a $150 portable drive that aims to one-up all of those: a way to back up data so securely that even losing the drive won't compromise its contents.
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