An interesting feature that exists in many SSDs is the ability to quickly erase all the data on the device. The military is especially interested in this feature because it helps prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
For example, let’s say your helicopter crashed when on a mission to assassinate the leader of a major terrorist organization. If the HDD or SSD inside the cockpit was recovered by that organization the data might be extracted to help undermine future missions. Continue reading