Designed for security-intensive applications and demanding mobile professionals, IMPACT 2.5" enclosures employ a cohesive multi-layer hardware protection designs to prevent potential damage to the hard drive and accidental data loss. IMPACT hits the price/performance target with the following great features:
The small dimensions of a 2.5" palm-size IMPACT mobile enclosure makes traveling with your data effortless. Powered through the USB port (when used with USB2.0 compatible systems), IMPACT 2.5" HDD enclosures reduces the amount of clutter by eliminating unecessary wires and adapters for mobile professionals.
IMPACT understands that data is priceless and hard drive protection is the key to reliability. The self-limiting shoulder screws hold the hard drive stably with a full-length bridgeboard that prevents damage to the hard drive from over-tightening. The durable aluminum housing offers protection by dissipating heat and providing a protective capsule around the hard drive.
The anti-shock damper lining between the bridgeboard and the chassis offer additional protection from HDD drops, bumps and other accidents. The hard drive and housing profile form an anti-shock chamber to cushion the blow, protecting against potential impact damage. Enhanced protection ensures reliable, consistent operation and unhindered access to valuable data.
IMPACT enclosures offer unsurpassed ease by eliminating assembly and hard drive installation headaches with self-aligning guide rails, a high profile IDE connection, and the ability to accommodate virtually any off the shelf 2.5" hard drive. Stackable and standable, IMPACT enclosures work great lying flat or standing vertically. The included base minimizes the desktop footprint. The unique contour of the IMPACT enclosure housing allows multiple enclosures to be safely stacked one on top of the other for storage hungry users.
Compromised or stolen data can financially destroy an enterprise and be potentially ruinous to individuals; this is why the IMPACT storage enclosure solutions are offered in encrypted versions. Perfect for banking, legal, forensic/criminal justice, medical, defense industries, as well as corporate and privacy-minded individuals, IMPACT encrypted enclosures offer physical hardware-based security coupled with some of the strongest encryption currently available.
IMPACT encrypted enclosures utilize the Enova X-WALL® security ASIC, which is a physical chip that intercepts, interprets, translates, and relays IDE commands and data securing the entire hard drive including boot sector, temp files, swap files and the operating system, using the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) certified DES (Data Encryption Standard) 40-bit key strength. The hard drive used in the IMPACT enclosure must be partitioned and formatted with the Secure Token prior to first use. When complete, the entire hard drive is associated with that unique Secure Token. Thereafter, only a Secure Token containing the identical "secret key" can authenticate a user at power up.
At startup, the secret key is transmitted to and held in protected volatile memory inside the X-WALL® microchip. This means the secret key cannot be extracted from the chip, and is never stored anywhere else on the machine. Without the secret key stored in the Secure Token, a protected disk drive cannot be booted or subsequently accessed. The IMPACT Secure Token, which has the same form factor as a FireWire 400 connector, is provided with a discreet error-proof module to prevent accidental insertion into a FireWire port. The IMPACT Secure Token can only be accepted by the appropriate Secure Token port preventing potential damage to the FireWire 400 port due to accidental insertion of the Secure Token.