I’m sorry. Fingerprint sensors just aren’t as sexy as they were a few months ago. They’re not exactly commonplace yet, but they’re not really enough to set yourself apart from the competition either. That said, biometric protection is still a lovely feature to have, and it appears to be the primary selling point for the Mercury Data ES-SBD2 Bio Disk. There’s no actual storage here — you’ll have to supply your own 2.5-inch hard disk drive — but it does come with a fingerprint reader “to encrypt and protect your data.” The styling cues, well, they’re basically non-apparent. Let’s just hope it comes cheap.
If you are aching for more storage space, you won’t have to wait long. Maxell USA and InPhase Technologies have launched the next revolutionary storage technology – holographic media. Even without compression, the storage capacity per disk is 1.6 TeraBytes. That’s 63 times more than a DVD, or 150 million pages, if you are counting. […]