Idea: thumb drives that retain data for a set amount of time (say, 24h) and then destroy it automagically....

@rysiek@mstdn.social

Idea: thumb drives that retain data for a set amount of time (say, 24h) and then destroy it automagically.

I want to not have to think about safely deleting the data from the thumbdrive I used to move two files across the hall.

Surely we could have that technology?

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Big question is power. If using flash storage, something needs to measure time and then delete the data. That something needs to be powered.

But maybe we can flip the script? Maybe this could be done using volatile memory and just enough of energy storage to keep it up for 24h?

✨ Power runs out, data goes away! ✨

Add a tiny bit of read-only storage for template partition table to be automagically copied to the volatile storage the moment it's plugged into a powered device? 🤔

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@rysiek i can foresee a lot of lost data 😆

@rcz yeah, somebody already linked to that.

Although it's 64MiB (!) for 300USD (!!) it seems?

@rysiek Ah, I had checked the thread, but it doesn't show up for me. Probably just usual Mastodon interoperability failure due to blocking. 🧐

@rysiek Here's a mockup of the first prototype