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National PR Contact:
Mr. Ian Cohen
Media Relations Division
E-Mail: press@rocstor.com
Phone: 310.601.8105 Ext. 1
Fax: 818.998.8777

Company Contact:
Mr. G. Asher
Director
8130 Remmet Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304-4129
E-Mail: asher@rocstor.com
Phone:  818.449.2000
Fax: 818.998.8777


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July 24, 2012 Wired Magazine (online) Key Masters: 4 Portable Secure Hard Drives
by Michael Lasky

The Rocsafe MX sports only USB 2.0, which makes this drive somewhat of a slowpoke when compared to other drives outfitted with USB 3.0. Moving a 4GB file from a PC took over nine minutes. USB 3.0 typically delivers the
same file in 50 to 70 seconds.

 
July 24, 2012 Headlines and HeroesRocstor Amphibious Secure Pocket Drive - Fort Knox for Docs
by Pernilla Ekberg

The Rocstor Amphibious Secure Pocket Drive is the way to go when your files absolutely must stay secure. It offers up to 1TB of storage via a traditional hard disk drive or a solid-state drive (SSD), and it's got a built-in smartcard slot and keypad for authentication.

 
July 10, 2012 SpliceVine Rocsafe MX
by Eric Wise


With an embedded keypad and smart-card authentication, Rocsafe MX is the most secure external drive on the market today. So you don’t trust Cloud security, but you don’t want to walk around with your external hard drive in a briefcase handcuffed to your wrist.

 
June 2012 HDVideo Pro New Gear to Give You An Edge
by HDVideo Pro Staff


With real-time and military-grade encryption, the RocSafe MX secure pocket-sized external hard drive offers protection for your audio and video files with an embedded keypad that will let you key in a PIN directly to the unit.

 
June 27 , 2012 Made Man 6 Business Gadgets You Should Actually Buy
by Sasha Moody


With an embedded keypad and smart-card authentication, Rocsafe MX is the most secure external drive on the market today. So you don’t trust Cloud security, but you don’t want to walk around with your external hard drive in a briefcase handcuffed to your wrist.

 
May 2012 Macworld Australia Space Race
by Adam Turner

The sweet spot for desktop drives is around $100 for 1TB of storage and you'll find offerings from the usual suspects such as Western Digital, Seagate, LaCie, Rocstor, Buffalo, ioSafe, Freecom and OWC.

 
May 23, 2012 Windows Secrets New devices move faster and more flexibly
by Michael Lasky


The Rocstor Commander 3F is designed for hard use - wherever you might need it. Rugged and fast, this external desktop drive has a seemingly indestructible case mad of 1.5 pounds of recycled aluminum - nearly half of the drive's 3.25-pound total weight.

 
April 21, 2012 Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat NAB Show 2012: My Initial Thoughts (Mention of Rocstor at NAB 2012 show)
by Stephen Foskett

On the desktop side, LaCie, G Technology (now part of Western Digital), and Promise, as well as lesser-known companies like Rocstor, were ready to soak up all that data.

 
March 5, 2012 PC World 17 Brand-New Business Gadgets
by Christina DesMarais

Rocsafe MX External Drive - This high-tech external drive requires both a smartcard and a PIN to use. The latest iteration of the MX--which just started shipping February 27-- lets you make multiple copies of the smartcard key in case you lose it or want to give one to employees or associates.

 
March 5, 2012 Macworld HighPoint RocketU Quad USB 3.0 for Mac
by Mauricio Grijalva

The Rocstor Blazer B9 500GB saw its 2GB folder write speeds increase from 30.4MBps to 37.1MBps.

 
February 26, 2012 TechPodcast Network Todd Cochrane interviews Anthony Rink of Rocstor at CES 2012
Hosted by: Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane hosts TechPodcast and interviews Anthony Rink of Rocstor at the CES 2012 regarding Rocsafe MX and Amphibious X7.

 
February 26, 2012 Geek News Central Rocstor AES 256-bit Encrypted Hard Drive
by Alan Buckingham


Rocstor has unveiled a new portable external hard drive that practically guarantees that your data won’t be stolen. The hard drive, which comes in capacities up to 1 TB, has a slot for a smart card. Enter the card, punch in your code (which you choose), and you unlock the drive and all of the
data you have stored on it. The drives are FIP certified and ship with multiple cards.

 
January 30, 2012 Gadget lite Rocstor Amphibious: 1TB rugged portable hard drive with keypad and smartcard can keep your files safe
by Mike Jefferson

Keeping your files safe is always a priority, and if you want a portable hard drive that can protect your files from unauthorized access, today we have the right device from you.

 
January 14, 2012 Techweb News 9 Greatest Videos of CES 2012
by Fritz Nelson

3. No, this isn't a hard drive that can swim. It's a secure hard drive, meant for those situations that cannot withstand misplacement or loss. There are no visible screws or entry points for gaining easy access to the actual disk drive. But the Rocsafe's most notable features are the numeric keypad on its glassy surface and a smartcard slot. Without an authorized smartcard and self-selected PIN code, the drive cannot be mounted by a PC or Mac. See the demonstration in our video below. Watch video

 
January 13, 2012 Fox Business Five CES Gadgets for Small Businesses
by Donna Fuscaldo

Amphibious 7X http://www.rocstor.com/products/amphibious-7x.html Protecting sensitive data is critical for every small business. RocStor claims to take security to the next level with its Amphibious 7X. In addition to built-in encryption, the hardware uses a smartcard and a keypad on the device letting you key in your pin directly to the device. This prevents someone from stealing your keystrokes and getting access to the data. On top of all that, the Amphibious is ruggedized and fits in your pocket. The device will be available in the first quarter, and according to CNET, will cost around $350.

 
January 12, 2012 Tom's Harware Rocstor's Amphibious Kicks Data Security Up a Notch
by Jane McEntegart

Rocstor took the opportunity at CES Las Vegas to introduce us to its new Amphibious hard drive aimed at those hell-bent on keeping their sensitive data locked up like Fort Knox. Featuring a two-step authentication method, the Amphibious uses a smart card, keypad and real time hardware encryption to make sure your files aren't ever accessed by the wrong person. It's also wrapped in aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, so you're not going to break it open either.

 
January 11, 2012 InformationWeek Rocstor's Ultra Secure SmartCard-Based Portable Hard Drive
by David Berlind

At CES 2012, Rocstor displayed a prototype of its Amphibious -- a highly secure portable hard drive that connects via Firewire 800 or USB and that can't be mounted without first using a smartcard and a pin code.

 
January 11, 2012 InformationWeek Broadcast: Anthony Rink of Rocstor discusses the Amphibious at CES 2012
by David Berlind

At CES 2012, Rocstor displayed a prototype of its Amphibious -- a highly secure portable hard drive that connects via Firewire 800 or USB and that can't be mounted without first using a smartcard and a pin code.

 
January 11, 2012 Storage Reviews Rocstor Amphibious External Hard Drive Announced
by Lyle Smith

Rocstor has announced the launch of Amphibious; a secure, ruggedized portable hard drive with real time hardware encryption offering advanced two-factor authentication, FIPS 140-2 certified crypto module, USB 2.0, and Firewire 800.

 
January 10, 2012 Using Windows Home Server 2012: Rocstor Announces New Ruggedized Hard Drive
by Jim McCarthy


ROCSTOR, a leading provider of fast, high-capacity data storage and encryption solutions, announces the launch of Amphibious, an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. The Amphibious is a secure, ruggedized portable hard drive with real time hardware encryption and offers advanced two-factor authentication, USB 2 and Firewire 800. In addition, the crypto module is FIPS 140-2 certified.

 
January 10, 2012 TekGoblin CES 2012: Rocstor Unveils Amphibious with Real Time Hardware Encryption
by TekGoblin

Rocstor at CES 2012 unveils an award winning Ruggedized Portable Hard Drive that can encrypt your data in real time.“Amphibious is Rocstor’s latest replacement device on steroids. Designed to be used in consumer, enterprise, institutional, military and US governmental applications, it is the most secure and innovative data-at-rest device on the market today, and comes in a compact size and attractive design,” states Asher Ghadoushi, Director for Rocstor.

 
January 10, 2012 Tech IT News Rocstor outs Amphibious hard drive, keeps top-secret docs safe from wandering peepers
by Billy Steele

If you’re a fan of keeping all of those precious work files locked down tight on your portable storage device, Rocstor has a rugged new option for you. The company has announced the launch of Amphibious at CES 2012, a portable hard drive that sports real time encryption and offers not one, but two-factor authentication via Smart Card and keypad — keeping those top-secret merger plans shrouded in mystery.

 
January 10, 2012 PC Mag Rocstor's Amphibious Secures Your Data
by Natalie Shoemaker

Have sensitive data? Rocstor's Amphibious external hard drive is in the business to protect your business. The Rocstor Amphibious measures 5.3 by 3.4 by 0.9 inches and weighs about 8 ounces, small enough and light enough to tote around on a day-to-day basis—you wouldn't even think that it was made out of aircraftgrade aluminum alloy.

 
January 10, 2012 Engadget Rocstor outs Amphibious hard drive, keeps top-secret docs safe from wandering peepers
by Billy Steele

If you're a fan of keeping all of those precious work files locked down tight on your portable storage device, Rocstor has a rugged new option for you. The company has announced the launch of Amphibious at CES 2012, a portable hard drive that sports real time encryption and offers not one, but two-factor authentication via Smart Card and keypad -- keeping those top-secret merger plans shrouded in mystery.

 
January 10, 2012 Ecoustics Rocstor’s Amphibious Secures Your Data
by Natalie Shoemaker

"One of the most distinctive features is that the Amphibious can be integrated with standard Smartcards as well as deployed with US Government CAC or PIV smartcards and it uses the only NITS and FIPS 140-2 validated crypto module for real-time hardware encryption with smart card authentication, allowing users to swap out different brands of hard drives or SSD's."

 
January 10, 2012 Ecoustics
Rocstor Amphibious portable drive: You can't overdo data security
by Dong Ngo

Rocstor announced at CES 2012 what it considers the world's most secure yet user-friendly storage device: the Amphibious. The Rocstor Amphibious drive comes with two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port. It doesn't support USB 3.0, unfortunately. This is a superrugged portable external drive, and is made out of aircraft grade aluminum alloy. Yet it's still compact and bus-powered, meaning you won't have to carry a separate power adapter with it. And all that is still the least interesting thing about the drive.