Carry Your Entire Computer in Your Pocket

I bet you are raising an eyebrow at me right about now. You’re thinking that I’ve likely lost my mind. After all, everyone knows you cannot put your whole computer into your pocket. You cannot possibly cram all of your data, your operating system and your software onto a tiny little old USB Flash drive. It’s not even thinkable that you could then plug said drive into any computer – anywhere – and run YOUR computer environment in an instant. If you now think I’ve gone off the deep end, you might want to sit back and prepare to be dazzled.

Not only is it possible to do all of this… it’s possible to start doing it now. This isn’t something that we’re waiting for in the future, folks. You can load your entire hard drive onto a nice, portable flash drive and take it with you. Thanks to the people at Lockheed Martin (yes, the defense company) and their new IronClad flash drive, you can carry your entire computer with you and securely use it on any public computer.

The IronClad will bypass the computer’s hard drive and run directly off the flash drive – from your operating system to your everyday applications. This means you can safely use the machine to check your email, work on your presentation, or write in your blog. When you are finished and remove the IronClad, your information goes with it. Nothing is ever stored on the “host” computer at all!

The drive is available with “at least” 8GB of storage, and includes 256-bit encryption, built-in virus protection, and a variety of networking features that will let organizations keep watch on individual drives and control what can or cannot be installed on them. Best of all, they are partnered with IronKey to protect everything… which is a name you know you can trust.

There is no information available just yet as to what type of price tag may be attached to this delicious little device. But if you simply cannot wait to get one into your hot little hands, you can always contact Lockheed Martin themselves for more information – and to beg!

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    Yeah you can do that but with a limited amount of read and writes to the usb drive it will burn up after a while.

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    Yeah you can do that but with a limited amount of read and writes to the usb drive it will burn up after a while.

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  • Jenga

    As a said said (lol), USB technology isn't to the point where you can feasibly do this

    Can this USB computer be run 24/7 for at least 22 months like my desktop hard drive? I doubt it

  • Jenga

    As a said said (lol), USB technology isn't to the point where you can feasibly do this

    Can this USB computer be run 24/7 for at least 22 months like my desktop hard drive? I doubt it

  • OnionWeaselDeity

    Maybe an innovator can replicate the technology's function in a manner that's affordable for the individual consumer, but unless your agency or corp IT dept decides to splurge, you won't see one of these bad boys in your stockings. Check the fine print:

    How much do IronClad™ drives cost?

    The federal government General Services Administration (GSA) price for a single unit is $350 for an 8GB version or $450 for a 16GB version. An annual service fee per unit of $199 includes an advanced enterprise network management system, which tracks the status and location of all of the drives across your organization, handles your security settings, and allows you to manage the specifics of your network.

    These prices are available to all federal agencies. Commercial pricing is available upon request. Please contact us for more information.

    What is the minimum purchase quantity?

    The minimum purchase quantity is 200 IronClad devices.

    Is this available to the private sector and/or consumers?

    IronClad is designed for the enterprise. It is ideally suited to federal agencies, corporations, or larger organizations that would employ a number of IronClad devices as a part of their existing IT infrastructure.

    IronClad drives are not currently available to individual consumers. They are designed to be part and parcel to an organization’s IT network.

    If you would like to request a quote or more information on how IronClad can fit into your organization’s IT network, please contact us.

  • OnionWeaselDeity

    Maybe an innovator can replicate the technology's function in a manner that's affordable for the individual consumer, but unless your agency or corp IT dept decides to splurge, you won't see one of these bad boys in your stockings. Check the fine print:

    How much do IronClad™ drives cost?

    The federal government General Services Administration (GSA) price for a single unit is $350 for an 8GB version or $450 for a 16GB version. An annual service fee per unit of $199 includes an advanced enterprise network management system, which tracks the status and location of all of the drives across your organization, handles your security settings, and allows you to manage the specifics of your network.

    These prices are available to all federal agencies. Commercial pricing is available upon request. Please contact us for more information.

    What is the minimum purchase quantity?

    The minimum purchase quantity is 200 IronClad devices.

    Is this available to the private sector and/or consumers?

    IronClad is designed for the enterprise. It is ideally suited to federal agencies, corporations, or larger organizations that would employ a number of IronClad devices as a part of their existing IT infrastructure.

    IronClad drives are not currently available to individual consumers. They are designed to be part and parcel to an organization’s IT network.

    If you would like to request a quote or more information on how IronClad can fit into your organization’s IT network, please contact us.