Sahara Computers has released the Sahara USB 2.0 Fingerprint Flash Drive, the latest addition to the company’s expanding range of digital lifestyle and mobile solutions. Ensuring integrity of information and allowing for secure storage and access is a key selling point of the device.

It is available in 1Gb, 2Gb or 4Gb capacities, enabling information storage and access based on fingerprint and password technology.
“This flash drive works off a double-up security system. Should the device end up in the wrong hands, the user will have to bypass fingerprint and password-enabled security to gain access to information. Given the extent to which we utilise mobile solutions and the level at which information is being stored and transferred, a USB flash drive based on fingerprint technology certainly provides optimum security levels,” says Atul Gupta, MD at Sahara.
Key features include file/ folder encryption, Input/ Output (IO) registers of fingerprint, hidden disk area to secure personal data; light emitting diode (LED) indicator for data access; swipe type sensor and an operating life test of 120 000 hours.
The product is bundled with a software CD with full instructions on how to format the flash drive and ‘expand’ its capacity, register fingerprint and enable plug-‘n-play functionality.
“We have designed the flash drive to initially provide only a portion of the memory available. This is an extra dimension to the security standard of the device. Once a user registers his-or her fingerprint as the owner, they are able to use the product to its full capacity by utilising the software tools provided,” Gupta says.