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NEWS: Imation launches broad line of secure removable storage devices

Computerworld - Removable storage vendor Imation Corp today announced a new line of products ranging from hard drives and flash drives to Blu-ray Discs and removable tape cartridges, all with a range of encryption and security management tools.

Imation's new Defender Collection consists of seven products including four flash drives, two hard drives and an optical line of disc drives.

All have varying levels of Federal Information Processing Standardization 140 (FIPS) certification, according to, according to Jason Elles, Imation's global brand manager.

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Dubya Tee Eff?

I like how they describe the optical media as "self-burning". Really!? That's amazing! It burns itself, no software needed!

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Nice

As long as it's not self-combusting. Shock

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The drives, not the media

BuddhaChuI like how they describe the optical media as "self-burning". Really!? That's amazing! It burns itself, no software needed!

The drives are described as such, not the media. Here is the full paragraph:

ComputerWorld articleThe Defender Optical is a self-encrypting, self-burning line of CD-R, DVD-r, DVD+R and Blu-ray disk drives that offer password authentication, an integrated password recovery option and are FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validated. The discs have a suggested retail price of $2.10 for CD, $2.50 for DVD and $7.50 for Blu-ray.

Still, I wonder what that means. Obviously it takes special discs that cost about ten times what I pay for DVD+R discs (by the hundred, anyway).

By self-burning, I would imagine that the data that is passed to the burner is not what is recorded, but rather something else that can only be decoded with special software. Maybe it also means that the recorder has a USB port on it, and the special flash drives can be plugged in, and the thing burns what's on the flash drive?

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