BUSlink CipherShield encrypted hard drive with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed protects terabytes of highly important digital assets. BUSlink SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a major step forward to the faster and more efficient data transfer interface. With transfer rate up to 5 Gbps, USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than the ubiquitous USB 2.0. BUSlink CipherShield hard drives utilize a chip encrypted key that matches a chip on the motherboard. Removal of the key prevents unauthorized access to the hard drive. Unlike password, biometric fingerprint, or other security approaches; removal of the case and connecting the bare drive itself directly to the PC bus continues to prevent access to the drive contents. Together with NIST certified AES hardware encryption technology, BUSlink CipherShield USB 3.0 encrypted drive provides first class hardware encryption to ensure integrity and confidentiality of critical data such as sensitive medical records for healthcare institutions in their effort to comply with HIPAA, classified legal information for law firms, and to protect company's financial information from outsider or theft.